We can't get enough NFL Draft talk, can we? We are still many weeks away from the actual draft, so all we can do is speculate and run with rumors we hear.
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah and Curtis Conway recently had a "war room" video about the Arizona Cardinals. They discussed the different positions of need the team has and what direction they could go in with their first round pick at number 20.
It sort of goes against what our impression of general manager Steve Keim when it comes to the draft. We hear how they put their draft grade on players and try to trust their board, regardless of position.
In this case, it was a discussion of fit at different positions.
They first looked at quarterback and the name that they threw out there was Derek Carr, who they believe would be best served by sitting out a year behind Palmer. i don't know if he will be available at 20, but it is a possibility.
The next position was right tackle and they gave names of Zack Martin, Cyrus Kouandjio and Morgan Moses, but said that Moses would probably be in a trade-down scenario.
With Martin, they actually projected him sliding over to right guard with Bobby Massie starting at right tackle. That would actually a scary right side -- both good and bad. It is potentially very good but with the mental side of things still seemingly an issue for Massie, having his inexperience paired with a rookie, that might not be so good.
Moving over to strong safety, they focused on a name at number 20 that I personally had not come across. With the possibility of both Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor being off the board, Conway raved about Washington State safety Deone Bucannon as a very strong name at that spot.
To end the segment, they went to outside linebacker and gave names like Dee Ford (who has come up in many mock drafts), Kony Ealy and Ryan Shazier.
Derek Carr, Cyrus Kouandjio, Zack Martin, Morgan Moses, Deone Bucannan, Dee Ford, Kony Ealy, Ryan Shazier -- which would be the best guy for Arizona to take at 20?
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