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McShay Mock Draft 2.0 - Arizona Cardinals get protection for Kyler Murray

NCAA Football: Iowa at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2019 NFL season officially in the books most people will be turning their focus onto the 2020 NFL Draft.

While free agency still has to come and go, the draft becomes the focus of many as we get into offseason mode.

Todd McShay of ESPN has his second mock draft of the season out today and has the Arizona Cardinals getting some protection for Kyler Murray.

8. Arizona Cardinals

Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

The possibility of former Sooners teammate CeeDee Lamb running routes for Kyler Murray is going to be something to watch for at No. 8, but don’t forget that teams need to protect their quarterback first. The Cardinals gave up 50 sacks this past season (fifth worst in the NFL), not something you want to see when you just invested a No. 1 overall pick on a 5-foot-10 QB. Throw in the fact that they could lose D.J. Humphries and Marcus Gilbert and the pass-protection upside of the 6-foot-5 Wirfs starts to make even more sense. Get a difference-maker in front of Murray and then worry about help out wide on Day 2, when plenty of pass-catchers will be waiting to be snatched up.

Wirfs would ideally man the right side for the Cardinals look to create a nice tandem with whoever ends up being the left tackle in 2020.

If the Cardinals go with Wirfs, would you expect the team to re-sign D.J. Humphries, move Wirfs to the left side or sign a free agent left tackle?