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Which prospects have the Cardinals met with, and what does it tell us? Offense Edition

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NFL Combine - Day 2

As the Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the NFL prepare for the opening of the NFL free agency period we also are preparing in the background for the 2020 NFL Draft.

While we know that free agency will dictate moves in the draft and not vice versa, especially picking in the eight spot, it is interesting to see who the Arizona Cardinals have visited with so far in the draft process.

First, let’s take a look at who they’ve met with on the offensive side of the ball.

QB

Jordan Love, Utah State - Senior Bowl

RB

Zack Moss, Utah - Combine and private workout to come

Eno Benjamin, Arizona State - Combine

WR

Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State - Senior Bowl

Quartney Davis, Texas A&M - Senior Bowl

Jerry Jeudy, Alabama - Combine

CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma - Combine

Henry Ruggs III, Alabama - Combine

Joe Reed, Virginia - Shrine Game

Nick Westbrook, Indiana - Shrine Game

OL

Mekhi Becton, Louisville - Combine

Andrew Thomas, Georgia - Combine

Jedrick Wills, Alabama - Combine

Tristan Wirfs, Iowa - Combine

Kevin Dotson, Louisiana-Lafayette - Shrine Game

Jack Driscoll, Auburn - Shrine Game

TE

Ben Ellefson, North Dakota State - Shrine Game

It seems clear by the sheer numbers that the Cardinals focus in the early in the 2020 NFL Draft will be to finish off what they started last year in overhauling the offense.

The Cardinals have met with seven wide receivers, they’ve met with seven defensive prospects through the process thus far.

I think, again hypothesizing that this means we’ll see a focus on the defense in free agency, freeing up the team to use their early picks on the best possible fit.

Knowing that the strength of this draft lies in the offensive line, wide receiver and running back classes and not making defense a must draft.

If the right prospects fall early, Isaiah Simmons or Jeffrey Okudah then it changes, but for now it looks like the Arizona Cardinals know that’s unlikely. They want to be prepared to make the best pick at eight and 40 on either side of the ball, but it seems like they feel the best prospects available could be on offense.