The Arizona Cardinals had to wait a long time to see who would be available with the 29th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Supposed Cardinals targets Eli Apple, Ryan Kelly, William Jackson, Artie Burns and Paxton Lynch all came off the board. Who do the Cardinals end up landing? The enigmatic defensive tackle, Robert Nkemdiche from Ole Miss.
With the players going who the team perhaps had interest in, there was a lot of anticipation for a trade out of the first round, but when the Denver Broncos moved up to take quarterback Paxton Lynch, it seemed to end those talks.
Instead, the Cardinals get a very talented played who has a lot of questions following him.
He can potentially be an impact player in the defensive line rotation in 2016 and then be a long-term starter.
Nkemdiche is 6-3 and 294 pounds. He had three sacks and seven tackles for a loss in 2015. He reminds a lit of people of Darnell Dockett.
He has some off the field issues that took him from a potential top five talent to the bottom of the first.