Arizona Cardinals 2020 NFL Draft
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Arizona Cardinals 2020 NFL Draft Grade: “Luck of the Draw”
1 (8). Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
3 (72). Josh Jones, T, Houston
4 (114). Leki Fotu, DT, Utah
4 (131). Rashard Lawrence, DT, LSU
6 (202). Evan Weaver, LB, California
7 (222). Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
The Cardinals probably should have taken an offensive tackle with their first pick, and the fact that Josh Jones fell to them in the third is going to disguise that mistake. However, Simmons is a super-elite prospect and will help their defense become far more versatile. They also should have invested more in their offensive line later in the draft.
Leki Fotu can clog the middle of the defense, but his teammate, Penisini was actually available even two rounds later and was actually better against the run.
Overall, their decision with their first pick worked out beautifully because of Jones steal later. Results were very positive, but decision making was questionable.
Arizona Cardinals 2020 NFL Draft: Last Year’s Draft
1-1: Kyler Murray, QB (Oklahoma)
2-33: Byron Murphy, CB (Washington)
2-62: Andy Isabella, WR (Massachusetts)
3-65: Zach Allen, DE (Boston College)
4-103: Hakeem Butler, WR (Iowa State)
5-139: Deionte Thompson, S (Alabama)
6-174: KeeSean Johnson, WR (Fresno State)
6-179: Lamont Gaillard, C (Georgia)
7-248: Joshua Miles, T (Morgan State)
7-249: Michael Dogbe, DE (Temple)
7-254: Caleb Wilson, TE (UCLA)
Arizona Cardinals 2020 NFL Draft: 2018 Draft
1-10: Josh Rosen, QB (UCLA)
2-47: Christian Kirk, WR (Texas A&M)
3-97: Mason Cole, C (Michigan)
4-134: Chase Edmonds, RB (Fordham)
6-182: Christian Campbell, CB (Penn State)
7-254: Korey Cunningham, T (Cincinnati)
Draft Grade: Where’s the Beef?
Kyler Murray has been talked about non stop for months, so that is what it is. He is an exciting, athletic QB that has a nice balance of passing and running skills. The issue with this draft is that the Cardinals had one of the worst offensive lines in football and did not do much to add young talent to keep him healthy.
Murray worked behind a line that was loaded with NFL talent, and this is going to be of great concern once the season starts. The Cardinals GM bragged before last season that they had the best offensive line in football last year, which they clearly did not. They might have a huge denial or talent evaluation deficiency regarding that unit.
They added a number of wide receivers and a tight end, with a focus on speed.
Thompson was taken at a very nice value in the fifth.
GM: Steve Keim
Head Coach: Kliff Kingsbury
Offensive Coordinator: Kliff Kingsbury (unofficially)
Defensive Coordinator: Vance Joseph
Offensive Scheme: Air Raid
Defensive Scheme: 4-3