It’s Friday baby!
With the Arizona Cardinals putting on the full court press to get a new head coach as soon as possible, and the team also having the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, we have to begin to devote some time to that pick.
Oh sure, it’s been draft season since week four, but now, it’s more real.
We know the Cardinals have the first pick in each round of the 2019 NFL Draft and Fridays, for the foreseeable future, will be dominated by that.
Oh sure, we’ll have plenty of talk about the head coach search as well, but for now, we’ll focus on the draft mostly on Friday’s until the Cardinals make the call on who is their next head coach.
So, let’s get started with our yearly mock draft fun.
Used the Fan Speak Big Board, with the Fan Speak team needs and put the level on difficult.
The first mock draft, because the Cardinals have the first pick, we’ll do two rounds.
Let’s get to it.
First pick has to be the one you’re most certain about.
The Cardinals have to get this right, not just getting a good player, but also a great player who can earn that second contract that so many Cardinals draft picks have failed to earn.
- Nick Bosa, edge, Ohio State
Bosa is nearly the consensus top player in the draft, the Cardinals have a need at edge rush opposite Chandler Jones. Get the best player in the draft and prosper.
In round two, this was a tough one.
The Cardinals have a number of ways they can go at the top of the second.
With Dalton Risner, A.J. Brown, Cody Ford and Mack Wilson all on the board, deciding which pick to make is nearly impossible.
You really feel like you can’t go wrong.
It’s the love of the player I picked by a number of pundits plus his work in pass protection that makes him the easy pick.
33. Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
Risner has the ability to play either guard spot or lockdown the right tackle position, he is incredible in pass protection. His Pro Football Focus grade in pass pro is the fourth highest in all of college football.
The Arizona Cardinals are the worst pass protection team in the NFL, get guys that pass protect well.
It seems simple.
Who would you draft in this scenario with the available options?