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Cardinals’ Top Draft Fits Days 1-3

Arizona Cardinals Introduce Kliff Kingsbury - Press Conference Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Having finished the bulk of my game film studies, here are the prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft whom I believe are the top position fits for the Cardinals with regard to each of the three days.

Just some quick notes on Air Raid terminology:

F = RB
H = Slot
X = Big target WR
Y = TE
Z = Deep speed threat WR

I will include the Cardinals’ current projected starters at each position with Day 1 top fit, Day 2 top fit, Day 3 top hit and just list them as 1-, 2-, 3-.

Because there are numerous prospects involved there, if you want info on any of them or you have questions about any of them, please mention them in the comments and I will answer them in my next thread. Right now I am having technical difficulties and am unable to log on to ROTB to make comments. That’s why I will answer all questions or info requests in a new thread.


Q---Josh Rosen---1-Kyler Murray (Oklahoma)---2 Will Grier (West Virginia)---3 Gardner Minshew (Washington St.)

F---David Johnson---1-Josh Jacobs (Alabama)---2-David Montgomery (Iowa St.)---3-Rodney Anderson (Oklahoma)

H---Larry Fitzgerald---1-A.J. Brown (Mississippi)---2-Parris Campbell (Ohio St.)---3-Hunter Renfro (Clemson)

X---Kevin White---1-D.K. Metcalf (Mississippi)---2-N’Keal Harry (Arizona St.)---3-Antoine Wesley (Texas Tech)

Y---Charles Clay---1-T.J. Hockenson (Iowa)---2-Jace Sternberger (Texas A&M)---3-Josh Oliver (San Jose St.)

Z---Christian Kirk---1-Marquise Brown (Oklahoma)---2-Andy Isabella (Massachusetts)---3-Terry McLaurin (Ohio St.)

LT---D.J. Humphries---1-Andre Diliard (Washington St.)---2-Bobby Evans (Oklahoma)---3-Yodny Cajuste (West Virginia)

LG---J.R. Sweezy---1-Cody Ford (Oklahoma)---2-Michael Jordan (Ohio St.)---3-Nate Herbig (Stanford)

C---Mason Cole---1-Garrett Bradbury (North Carolina St.)---2-Erik McCoy (Texas A&M)---3-Lamont Gaillard (Georgia)

RG---Justin Pugh---1-Chris Lindstrom (Boston College)---2-Michael Dieter (Wisconsin)---3-Dru Samia (Oklahoma)

RT---Marcus Gilbert---1-Jonah Williams (Alabama)---2-Tytus Howard (Alabama St.)---3-David Edwards (Wisconsin)


LOLB---Terrell Suggs---1-Nick Bosa (Ohio St.)---2-Chase Winovich (Michigan)---3-Ben Banogu (Texas Christian)

LDE---Corey Peters---1-Christian Wilkins (Clemson)---2-Jeffrey Simmons (Mississippi St.)---3-Renell Wren (Arizona St.)

NT---Rodney Gunter---1-Ed Oliver (Houston)---2-Khalen Saunders (Western Illinois)---3-Daylon Mack (Texas A&M)

RDE---Darius Philon---1-Quinnen Williams (Alabama)---2-Dre’ Mont Jones (Ohio St.)---3-Daniel Wise (Kansas)

ROLB---Chandler Jones---1-Josh Allen (Kentucky)---2-Oshane Ximines (Old Dominion)---3-D’Andre Walker (Georgia)

LILB---Jordan Hicks---1-Devin Bush (Michigan)---2-Mack Wilson (Alabama)---3-Blake Cashman (Minnesota)

RILB---Haason Reddick---1-Devin White (LSU)---2-Te’Veon Covey, Notre Dame---3-Jahlani Tavai (Hawaii)

LCB---Patrick Peterson---1-Byron Murphy (Washington)---2-Deondre Baker (Georgia)---3-Lonnie Johnson (Kentucky)

FS---Budda Baker---1-Taylor Rapp (Washington)---2-Deionte Thompson (Alabama)---3-Juan Thornhill (Virginia)

SS---D.J. Sweariniger---1-Nasir Adderly (Delaware)---2-Johnathan Abram (Mississippi St.)---3-Will Harris (Boston College)

RCB---Robert Alford---1-Greedy Williams (LSU)---2-Rock Ya-Sin (Temple)---3-Kris Boyd (Texas)

Most Surprising Game Film:

OLB Chase Winovich, Michigan. He’s like a faster and bigger version of Pat Tillman. Goes full-tilt every snap.

Next up, I am going to go to work on an all-sleeper team---if you have any sleeper or prospect suggestions I will be happy to study them.