The Arizona Cardinals are navigating the minefield that is the 2018 quarterback class in the NFL Draft.
It is not surprising, despite reports to the contrary, that the Arizona Cardinals were only interested in seven quarterbacks, the Cardinals are meeting with and working out basically all the quarterbacks in this class:
The seven quarterbacks the Cardinals scouting (in any order) It could change based on medical and character.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) February 22, 2018
Sam Darnold, USC
Josh Allen, Wyoming
Josh Rosen, UCLA
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
Lamar Jackson, Louisville
Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State
Kyle Lauletta, Richmond https://t.co/8GgloaFeIv
It’s not surprising, the Cardinals need to have as much knowledge of the quarterbacks in this class as possible.
The #Cardinals and #Saints have worked out Kyle Lauletta and Luke Falk as well, per sources. Both have had about a dozen private workouts, including Lauletta with #Cowboys, #Lions, #Bengals and #Eagles (today), Falk with #Bills, #Dolphins and #Bucs.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 18, 2018
So, despite allegedly not having interest in Luke Falk, the Cardinals do have interest in Falk or at least they want to meet with him and get to know him in case they decide they have interest in Falk when he’s on the board in round two or three.
We’ve known about Kyle Lauletta and their interest in him, yet both quarterbacks are clearly in the second or third tier of players at the position.
Yet, Lauletta and Falk actually play similar style, not as high end, as incumbent starter Sam Bradford.
So, their interest in a quarterback with similar skills makes sense.
Falk and Lauletta would both be day two, maybe round three type of players for the Cardinals. They also both have high end accuracy, which would play to the conservative style of offense the Cardinals are looking to run.
Should be a fun final five days.