4 – Do the Arizona Cardinals trade out of the third pick?
Conventional wisdom says the Cardinals hold onto the third pick and draft either the marquee edge rusher in Will Anderson Jr. or defensive tackle Jalen Carter. But if they plan on accumulating more draft picks this year, trading down is not out of the question.
If the Redbirds trade down, then we need to ask who they will end up taking later in the first. With such a rich class in pass rushers, the Cards could still land a dynamic name early, so don’t be disappointed if they miss out on the Will Anderson-Jalen Carter sweepstakes.
5 – Can the Cardinals enter training camp with a better roster?
Probably the most burning question of them all. What will the Arizona Cardinals look like when training camp rolls around in July? It may seem like a long way off, but we’re really only five and a half months away.
Will the Cards sign enough serviceable free agents as stopgaps to fill those holes? And will their draft picks be in positions to become immediate contributors? While it seems like there is no way that the Redbirds will be anything more than a lower-echelon team in 2023, they have enough cap space and young talent to at least look okay on paper.
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