A year ago the tank watch was on.
We knew that it would give the Cardinals a chance at a player that could turn the franchise around and give the Cardinals hope.
We had no idea it would be another quarterback.
Now, after ten games, the Arizona Cardinals sit at 3-6-1 and have the toughest schedule left in the NFL.
That is both a blessing and a curse.
The Cardinals sit with the 10th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and the teams drafting above them, the 1-9, could cause issues when it comes to the Cardinals moving up.
Here is what the top 12 looks like.
- Cincinnati Bengals (0-9)
- Washington Redskins (1-8)
- New York Giants (2-8)
- Miami Dolphins (2-7)
- New York Jets (2-7)
- Atlanta Falcons (2-7)
- Cleveland Browns (3-6)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6)
- Denver Broncos (3-6)
- Arizona Cardinals (3-6-1)
- Detroit Lions (3-5-1)
- Los Angeles Chargers (4-6)
Why the top 12?
Well, if you look at the records and the strength of schedule, the Cardinals have the third highest strength of schedule behind only the Bengals and Falcons. What’s worse, the Cardinals have a 0.5 game lead on a better record than every team other than the Lions.
And the Lions SOS is bad, while the Cardinals schedule to end the season is a tough one.
If I were a betting man, I would say the Cardinals finish in the 7-12 range for this draft and have a great shot at either CeeDee Lamb, Tristan Wirfs or A.J. Epenesa.