Today, with the signing of Darius Philon, they added to what was a completely depleted defensive line rotation.
Now, with Philon in tow and Corey Peters manning the middle, the Cardinals have just enough to fill the defensive line, at least when it comes to starters.
They’ve added two names at outside linebacker in free agency in veterans Brooks Reed and of course the big signing of Terrell Suggs. However, defensive coordinator Vance Joseph likes to have a four man attack at the edge and the advanced ages of Reed and Suggs means that another edge is needed.
That means that despite addressing areas of need at two positions, maybe the two best non-quarterbacks in the draft play those positions. With the Arizona Cardinals still holding the first pick and the continued swirling rumors of Kyler Murray, not much has been talked about of Nick Bosa and maybe even less of Quinnen Williams.
Williams offers a similar, if not more high end skill set than that of Philon and Peters, yet he’s a similar style player. He’d also be the first defensive tackle taken first overall in a couple decades.
Bosa is a pure edge and with a build and athleticism similar to Suggs coming out of ASU, could find himself in a great position learning from the Arizona Cardinals pass rushing room.
Then there is Murray.
The Cardinals have a choice of three it seems.
I’d venture to guess unless a trade happens the Cardinals take Nick Bosa.
If the Cardinals trade back to four… they hope to see Quinnen Williams there.
If Josh Rosen is gone before the draft… well you can figure that one out.