Arizona Cardinals March Scouting Report
Well, the Cardinals made a great pre-splash to Free Agency and continued during Free Agency to strengthen their football team. Below are some of the Free Agency changes made to the Arizona Cardinal team:
The Cardinals are also now focusing on the 2021 NFL Draft. They have traded away a lot of their draft capital but have 6 picks (tied for fewest in the league with many). The Cardinals have approximately $6.7M in Rookie pool costs and $2.8M in cap space. They are in the lower echelon for rookie pick trade value. The Cardinals DO have the #16 pick overall and the #49 in round 2. After that, they have a long wait until rounds 5, 6, 7, and 7. Those are picks 160, 223, 243, and 247. Most of the attention will be on the first two picks. Needs are currently CB (x2), DL, OL, RB, WR.
Look for GM Steve Keim to potentially trade down to get more value. I believe the Cardinals will look to draft the best cornerback available in round 1 and potentially a tailback in round 2. The latest mock I read had Cards trading down to #22 with the Titans and at #49 grabbing RB Javonte Williams, NC and with their new pick #85 the Cardinals were mocked to grab WR Tylan Wallace Okla St. I would take that in a heart-beat.
Other top candidates in the draft are:
RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa
TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn St.
WR Terrance Marshall, LSU
DL (Edge) Joseph Ossai, Texas
Look for the Cardinals to continue being active in free agency if some bargains come around. Mostly 1 year contracts I would assume. They need 1 more cornberback signed immediately.
Go Cardinals and let's see what is next.
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