What Will the Cardinals Do at the Draft?
To anyone watching the NFL, its blatantly apparent that the Arizona Cardinals are in a rut. Ending the 2023 season with a 4-13 record, Arizona is desperately trying to turn their program around.
While the Cardinals did have a breakout rookie class last year, more changes are needed to right the ship's course back toward a championship.
Come late April, Arizona will need to take a long look at the glaring issues facing their team and find the best players in College Football to fill those holes.
The Cardinals desperately need help in the Wide Receiver department, and luckily for them this is one of the most prolific WR drafts in recent memory.
Top draft prospect Marvin Harrison Jr. out of Ohio State would fit in perfectly with the Arizona receiving corps and could add much needed depth and speed, while Washington's Rome Odunze would bring a more physical approach.
2022 Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams is expected to be drafted to Arizona as well. This would be an interesting choice. While Williams is an extremely gifted quarterback, Kyler Murray's return last season saw the team rally behind him, knocking off the Eagles late in the season.
Perhaps allowing Williams to learn the ropes as a backup will allow him to flourish later in his career, but Arizona should focus solely on adding skill position players this offseason.
The draft is an excellent way to bring hot, young talent to grow with your program, but free agency can bring in proven talent already in the league.
Tee Higgins from the Cincinnati Bengals and Calvin Ridley from the Jacksonville Jaguars are both top targets for Arizona but they'll be hard grabs.
Whatever happens in this offseason, the Cardinals found a renewed sense of hope at the end of last year that looks to be carried into the 2024 season, exciting Arizona fans once again.
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