Arizona Cardinals: Redrafting all seven rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft
Redrafting the Arizona Cardinals 2018 Draft: Round 3: Pick 97
Original Selection: Mason Cole, C/Michigan
Hines is arguably one of the most dangerous two-way threats in the NFL. He continues to improve as a running back, but he has also logged 210 career receptions in four seasons, with seven receiving touchdowns to go along with it.
While I don’t think Hines would be the RB1, lining him up alongside Jackson just spells danger for opposing defenses. Hines is a great runner, meaning Jackson can just flip him the ball, and he can go the distance. Or, Jackson could just dump the ball to him out of the backfield on a screen or a flare pass.
Either way, Hines’ versatility pairs well with Jackson’s. And that alone would give them chemistry. Ideally, the Cardinals still sign James Conner to be the RB1 when the 2021 season rolled around, with Hines coming in as the third-down passing back. With that being said, Hines would have a lovely home in Glendale, Arizona, much like he does in Indianapolis.