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Arizona Cardinals have 7th pick in 2018 NFL Draft

The Cardinals have the seventh pick in the 2018 NFL Draft at this moment.

NCAA Football: Illinois at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a rough season for the Arizona Cardinals.

They lost their best player on offense, David Johnson, they have dealt with a number of injuries along the offensive line and to the receiving corps, and on Sunday they were dealt a potential death blow with Carson Palmer getting his arm broken.

Times are grim, but if you are a long suffering Cardinals fan like many of us here, you know that it can and has been worse.

Maybe the only silver lining, although Andy does a nice job of showing what has gone well this year in an article later today, is that the Cardinals are in a position to make some headway in the talent department.

After seven weeks in the 2017 NFL season, the Cardinals now sit at the seventh pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

According to, the Cardinals sit at the seventh pick because their 3-4 record, tied with a number of teams, is actually worse because their strength of schedule has been so bad.

Here are the top 20 picks as of right now (Non Playoff Teams):

  1. Cleveland Browns (0-7)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (0-7)
  3. New York Giants (1-6)
  4. Indianapolis Colts (2-5)
  5. Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4)
  7. Arizona Cardinals (3-4)
  8. Baltimore Ravens (3-4)
  9. New York Jets (3-4)
  10. Oakland Raiders (3-4)
  11. Los Angles Chargers (3-4)
  12. Chicago Bears (3-4)
  13. Dallas Cowboys (3-3)
  14. Denver Broncos
  15. Cleveland Browns via Houston Texans (3-3)
  16. Detroit Lions (3-3)
  17. Atlanta Falcons (3-3)
  18. Tennessee Titans (4-3)
  19. Carolina Panthers (4-3)
  20. Green Bay Packers (4-3)

That seventh pick would give the Cardinals a nice shot at a quarterback if they decide to go that route, but also gives them a look at the top defensive backs (Derwin James, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Tarvarus McFadden), interior defensive lineman (Maurice Hurst, Christian Wilkins), and maybe most importantly offensive lineman (Mike McGlinchey, Connor Williams, Quenton Nelson).