Happy Monday one and all.
With the Super Bowl in the rear view mirror, it is full speed ahead to the 2020 offseason.
The Arizona Cardinals will continue to make moves but one of the biggest questions is what will happen with pending free agent D.J. Humphries.
Humphries is the top tackle in the 2020 free agent class and could command a pretty penny and the fact that the Cardinals have not re-signed him signals he may try and test the market.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com has his first 2020 NFL Mock Draft out and he doesn’t mind the idea of the Cardinals letting Humphries walk with the offensive tackle depth in this draft.
8. Arizona Cardinals - Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
Tackle depth in this draft allows the Cardinals an opportunity to let their free agents at the position walk and feel safe about landing a quality OT here.
I tend to disagree with Zierlein in the thinking of letting a known commodity walk in the interest of an unknown commodity. However, if the rumors of Humprhries contract desires are true, then it may be in the best interest of the Cardinals to let him go.
That means exposing Kyler Murray a bit more with a rookie left tackle who manned the right tackle spot in college (although his quarterback was left handed so he was the blindside guy). Yet, there will be definite lumps taken, hopefully it is not Murray taking them.
Interestingly, Zierlein has Wills as the first tackle off the board and Andrew Thomas as the fourth tackle, falling all the way to 15 and the Denver Broncos taking another swing at the left tackle position.
What would you think of Wills coming in and moving over to take over the left side?