The massive first-round mistakes Arizona Cardinals must avoid in the 2024 NFL draft

The Cardinals have not just one, but two first-round picks heading into the NFL draft.

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Heading into the 2024 new year in the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals are one of two teams with two first-round picks in the draft (the other being the Chicago Bears). As of now, the Cardinals hold the fourth and 27th overall picks.

General manager Monti Ossenfort has a gift that GMs across the league hope to have with the two first-round picks. Not only do they have a top-five draft pick, but they also already have their quarterback in Kyler Murray, who bounced back from his ACL injury last year and showed he can lead the Cardinals into Week 1 of the season.

Aside from quarterback, the Cardinals have a ton of gaps to fill on both sides of the ball. On offense, Ossenfort will need to address the interior part of the offensive line as well as the wide receiver position. For the defense, Arizona will have to bring in help at almost every position outside of safety.

With two first-round picks, Ossenfort can control the board on the first night. However, it is all speculation as to what he can do until it actually happens, and he has to avoid two potential first-round mistakes.

Here are the two big-time first-round mistakes the Cardinals must avoid making in the NFL draft.