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Building a big board for the Arizona Cardinals

As the 2019 NFL Draft process begins, let’s start by constructing our 2019 Arizona Cardinals Big Board.

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With the Arizona Cardinals only 14 weeks away from kicking off the 2019 NFL Draft, it is time we start construction of what will be the key to our 2019 draft season...

The all knowing and trusting Arizona Cardinals Big Board.

That’s a yearly thing that we do here at RotB, something I have been doing since 2013 way back when with a platform provided by Vince Marotta.

Now, like anything else over time, we have adjusted and adapted that tier driven board into a horizontal giant, that gives us an intimate look at not only players, but positions and a way to construct the best possible board.

This year will be a little different though, as we will have two first round tiers:

  1. Keep the pick
  2. Trade down

If the Cardinals trade within the top five, the tier of four will remain, if the Cardinals trade down past five, it opens up the possibilities.

To understand the initial construction of the Arizona Cardinals horizontal board, we’ll give you a brief look at the players I have watched thus far and how I would rank them.

2019 Arizona Cardinals Big Board

QB RB WR TE OT OG C DL Edge LB CB S
QB RB WR TE OT OG C DL Edge LB CB S
N/A N/A N/A N/A Jonah Williams N/A N/A Quinnen Williams Ed Oliver Nick Bosa Josh Allen N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N'Keal Harry Marquise Brown Noah Fant Dalton Risner N/A N/A Rashan Gary Jeffery Simmons Christian Wilkins Dre'Mont Jones Clelin Ferrell Devin White Greedy Williams Deandre Baker Byron Murphy Deionte Thompson

Now the first thing that jumps out is I’ve watched about 15 prospects, that’s because I can choose to be extremely picky this year. The Cardinals own the top pick in every round, they should get at least three players who can make an impact in 2019.

So, if you’ve watched all the Ole Miss wide receivers, good for you. I may or may not. I’ve watched Harry because he plays locally, but I am not sure he is an option for what Kliff Kingsbury will want to do.

If you asked me who the best wide receiver in this class is, I’d say Marquise Brown without hesitating.

As the weeks go, about every two, I’ll add 7-10 names into each round.

If you have suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll take a look or add them to my list. The list is fluid, but barring injuries or failed drug tests, those in the first round won’t leave.

It’s time to start building the big board, so get on board.