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As we enter the final month of the 2019 NFL Draft, what should the Arizona Cardinals do with the first pick?

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As we sit 31 short days away from the 2019 NFL Draft there has become quite the division amongst Arizona Cardinals fans on what should happen with the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Many believe that the best course is to trade down and accrue as many picks as possible to address the cavalcade of needs the team has.

That’s a good idea, until you realize that any immediate return limits your trade partners to only the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants, the only two teams with two first round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Sure you’ll get a second round pick this year as well from say the Miami Dolphins if they trade up from 13 to one, but you’ll also lose the opportunity to take one of the best players, theoretically the best if you do your job, by moving down. Future picks are worthless when you are talking about the the immediacy of needs. Sure the Dolphins look like they’ll be an awful team, and maybe they will, but is gambling on the inherent awfulness of another team the best bet?

Then there is the camp that believes Nick Bosa is the best player in the draft and that the Cardinals should just take the best player. I fall into this camp. I believe in blue chip talent being far more important than three players that may be starters. This isn’t 2018 where you can get a Quenton Nelson at six. Move out of the top 3 and all of a sudden you don’t control the draft. Don’t risk other teams being bad enough to let Quinnen Williams fall to four or six, just take the best player and be done.

The other camp likes the idea of Williams, as do the Cardinals from those I’ve spoken with, but the Cardinals think that one on an interior defensive lineman is too high. Maybe it is, but again, if you think Williams is the best player just take him.

Finally… Well, Kyler Murray.

The draft can’t get here soon enough.