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Overreaction Monday: Did the Arizona Cardinals Make a Mistake in the 2016 NFL Draft?

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Did the Arizona Cardinals make a mistake on passing on this young quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft?

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There was a lot of action to follow this weekend in preseason NFL games. That also means there were a lot of chances for overreactions.

No position lends itself to overreactions more than that of the quarterback, where in the NFL, if you do not have a quarterback and sometimes a strong back up, you are constantly having to answer questions.

After the performance of Drew Stanton and Matt Barkley on Friday night, the Arizona Cardinals fans find themselves asking this question, what happens if the unmentionable occurs with Carson Palmer?

While it is early, while there is one preseason game in the books, I had a couple dozen or so questions lobbed to me about this and one prospect in particular.

Did the Arizona Cardinals make a mistake in not drafting Dak Prescott in round four of the 2016 NFL Draft?

Full disclosure, I was not on board with Prescott where he was being mentioned, I saw talk of him being a day two pick and it just didn’t make sense to me.

When he was there in round four, I would have been fine with it, but I felt like Evan Boehm was the right selection for the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals were going into the 2016 with veteran journeyman A.Q. Shipley as the starting center, I saw Boehm, personally, as the type of player that seemed physically and more importantly, mentally ready to come in and compete for a job in 2016.

Hindsight being 20/20 and all that seems to be off.

Boehm was the second center on Friday due to injuries to Earl Watford, I still think he was the right pick, but the way Dak Prescott played in game one of the preseason, man.

There was a strong contingent of Dak supporters on this board, they liked his combination of athleticism and arm strength. He improved his accuracy, something that we harp on for all young quarterbacks, and learned to win more from the pocket his senior season.

He may not be ready to take over full duties, but his play would be more encouraging on this overreaction Monday than that of either Stanton or Barkley. We’d likely be calling for Prescott to "get a chance with the 2’s" on Friday against the Chargers.

What do you think? This is overreaction Monday after all, so don’t hold back.