For many like myself, who simply just want to see the Cardinals take whoever they grade as the best player in this draft, the much more interesting storyline is with the 33rd pick.
Pick one of the second round seems to be one that could be a hot commodity and give the Arizona Cardinals a plethora of choices.
However, after this weekend’s workouts at the 2019 NFL Combine, three favorites have likely tested themselves out of range for the Cardinals.
Andre Dillard had one of the best combines from an offensive lineman in recent memory. He moved extremely well and his 4.4 short shuttle is one of the best by an offensive linemen in history.
Andre Dillard's Combine workout among OL:— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 1, 2019
No. 1 short shuttle 4.40
No. 1 broad jump 9'10"
No. 2 3-cone 7.44
No. 4 forty 4.96
What Dillard did likely makes him an unrealistic option at 33.
Joining Dillard in that group was Iowa tight end Noah Fant. Fant had a better all around testing day than former first round pick O.J. Howard and Fant was a more productive player during his time at Iowa. Fant had been overshadowed by his teammate T.J. Hockenson, but Fant reminded everyone he is the best tight end in this class.
Finally, local product and fan favorite N’Keal Harry needed to run a sub 4.6 40 to cement his impressive resume. Well, he knocked that out of the park with a 4.53 40 to go along with great jumps. At 227lbs, Harry looks like he’ll be a lock in round one when you combine his production and athletic testing.
While the hubbub over the top pick will continue to drive headlines, pick 33 looks to be going back to the drawing board for those of us at home.