For many, the idea of trading down and accumulating picks is the best way for the Arizona Cardinals to reinvigorate their franchise.
While many people, myself included, disagree with this notion, there was a trade down scenario proposed by NJ.com that would actually make sense for the Cardinals.
From Zack Rosenblatt:
"7. Arizona Cardinals (via Jaguars): DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama"
"TRADE: Jaguars trade their first-round pick (No. 7), cornerback Jalen Ramsey and a third-round pick (No. 69) for the Cardinals’ first-round pick (No. 1), and a 2020 third-round pick."
"This is pretty much best-case scenario for the Cardinals. They accumulate assets -- including an elite cornerback to pair with Patrick Peterson -- and still wind up with arguably the most talented player in this year’s draft. Williams is No. 1 on many teams’ boards, but after a run on edge rushers, he somehow falls out of the Top-5. There’s always a top prospect or two that falls further than they should, and this time it’s Williams."
Here's the reason I do this trade in a heartbeat... Jalen Ramsey.
So often fans are infatuated with the idea of more draft picks, but draft capital is actually better for acquiring already good players than college players.
Especially if you get the best cornerback in the NFL for the cost of...? Moving down six spots?
Here's the thing about accumulating picks... It's only a sound strategy if it works. You know who is actually a great NFL player already? Ramsey.
This is a trade down scenario I can get on board with.
The fact that Rosenblatt gives the Cardinals Q Williams is just icing.
At that point it could have been Jonah Williams or even Jeffrey Simmons and it wouldn't matter because you already got the best player in the draft... Jalen Ramsey.
What do you think? Would you make this move if you're the Arizona Cardinals?