There is not much debate about the Arizona Cardinals needs in the 2017 offseason.
At the top of almost every list you find one position that was supposed to be a strength, but ended up being the blame for a lot of the season and that was the wide receiver position.
For the Arizona Cardinals, they have gone first round wide receiver two times since 2004, one of them ended up being a Hall of Fame type, the other didn’t make it out of his rookie contract.
However, if the Arizona Cardinals were to take Central Michigan’s Corey Davis, the best wide receiver in the 2017 NFL Draft, not my favorite (that’s Taywan Taylor), but the best, you’d hope he ends up closer to the former.
Here is what Kadar said about his reasoning for Davis to AZ:
13. Arizona Cardinals - Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
Key needs: QB, CB, WR, OLB
How much time does Carson Palmer have left in the NFL after turning 37 in December? Finding his heir in the past has been a failure with players like Logan Thomas and Matt Barkley. Other than Patrick Peterson, Arizona’s talent at cornerback is questionable. The Cardinals cut Michael Floyd near the end of the season, and Larry Fitzgerald will be 34 at the start of next season. Can Arians’ offense work with just John Brown and JJ Nelson? Outside linebacker becomes a need if Chandler Jones isn’t re-signed. Keeping or finding his replacement will keep the pressure of budding star Markus Golden.
I agree with a lot of what is said... Except he leaves out the biggest positional need, in my opinion, for the Arizona Cardinals, inside linebacker.
He also had the player that would fit the Arizona Cardinals the best, Reuben Foster, still on the board.
Don’t get me wrong, Davis would be a potential game changer for the next decade at wide receiver, but getting Foster at 13 immediately makes the Cardinals defense better, in my opinion.
I like the thought process, I just think it fell a little short.
What do you think?