How the Arizona Cardinals can land the number one pick
By Sion Fawkes
As it stands, the Arizona Cardinals have a 2% chance to land the top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. But getting it is less farfetched than you think.
Yes, it is possible for the Arizona Cardinals to land the top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, but they will need to lose out, and the Redbirds would also require some help. Personally, I’m in the camp of playing to win each and every game, so I couldn’t care less where the team picked. But I know many of you would love to see the Cardinals land in the best position possible, so let’s explain how they can secure the first pick.
Currently, the Cardinals have the fourth overall pick, behind the Denver Broncos (traded to Seattle), the Houston Texans, and the Chicago Bears. As mentioned, they must lose out and finish 4-13 if they have any hope in taking the top pick here.
Arizona Cardinals can still get the top pick
But if the Texans (2-12-1) win out, if the Broncos win one of their remaining games, and if the Bears win twice. This puts the Texans at 4-12-1, the Broncos at 5-12, and the Bears at 5-12, securing the number one overall pick for the Redbirds.
So, now the question bodes, What do you do with the top pick considering the Arizona Cardinals snag it?
Do you trade it to the New Orleans Saints for the rights to acquire Sean Payton? Or do you use it on Will Anderson Jr, who has 34.5 career sacks in 30 games leading up to the Sugar Bowl? I can’t see the Cardinals using the pick on Will Levis or C.J. Stroud, so another possibility would be Bryan Bresee of Clemson, a man who can pick up for the departing J.J. Watt.
Whatever the Cardinals decide to do here, I can see why fans would love to see them get the first pick: It gives them a lot of flexibility. We will find out where the Cardinals are slated to draft next Monday. Until then, we can only speculate.
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