There have been some interesting thoughts put forward over the last several weeks on what the Arizona Cardinals should do with their first pick of the draft.
I decided instead of doing long explanations that I would print the top 21 available prospects and you could tell me your thoughts on each pick and/or what you would do instead.
Let's get started.
Round 1: Eric Ebron, TE North Carolina
Round 2- Will Sutton, DL Arizona State
Round 3- Ka'Deem Carey, RB Arizona
Round 4- Brett Smith, QB Wyoming
Round 5- Robert Herron, WR Wyoming
Round 6- Jimmie Ward, S Northern Illinios
Quick thoughts on the overall draft: Eric Ebron at 20, with all the tackles off the board was an easy pick. I know some are in love with the idea of a guard at 20, but I think addressing the TE position with a top 15 talent was more important.
With Will Sutton pick in round two that affords me the ability to move on from Darnell Dockett, I know would have to be before the draft, but it is a process, and if they did move on from DD, and used the money for say a LT, that makes this pick even better.
Round three came down to value, and with the running back depth on the board in round four this probably wasn't as great of a pick as I thought it would be, but I'll take it. Deone Buccanon was the hardest name to pass up here, as if I had known Grice/Hyde would be available in the fourth I would have done it differently.
Brett Smith in the fourth was the same type of idea. He is a toolsy guy, but if I would have known Jimmy G would make it to the fifth, unlikely in real life, same with a lot of these scenarios, then I would have redone rounds 3-5, and then stuck with my sixth round pick, because you can never have too many good defensive backs.
I look forward to seeing your ideas in the comments section, but for those wondering if I would have known what was available in the next rounds I would have done: