The Arizona Cardinals were given high grades for their offseason moves. But there was one move in particular that got the attention of ESPN Insider Louis Riddick. That was drafting center Evan Boehm in the fourth round.
"This was a sneaky good draft pick," Riddick said. "When you pick up guys like this in the middle rounds -- I call them foundation picks -- it shows Steve Keim and Bruce Arians are on the same page."
Boehm is going to compete for the starting center job with A.Q. Shipley. Many believe he will win that competition. Even if he doesn't, he should be ready to take over in 2017 after Shipley's contract runs out.
Boehm is smart, tough and super competitive. He is the type of player teammates love to have in the locker room and he has the mentality offensive linemen love to see.
After the NFL Draft, many analysts have praised the pick of Boehm. Even though he was just a fourth rounder, he could be a starter for many years -- something that builds team success for years. If you can find starters in middle rounds, you are drafting well. It would appear Keim and the Cardinals are doing just that.