Happy Friday one and all.
With the 2020 NFL Draft less than three weeks away, we have plenty of mock drafts coming in and Matt Miller of Bleacher Report took us through all seven rounds.
That means we get an interesting look at what the Cardinals do through all seven rounds with Miller at the helm.
Let’s take a look.
8. Arizona Cardinals - OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
After adding wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a blockbuster trade, the Arizona Cardinals can use the No. 8 overall pick to address deficiencies on the offensive line. Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs is a plug-and-play starter at four spots.
Wirfs, who dominated in college and put on an outstanding show at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, mostly played right tackle for the Hawkeyes but has the athletic profile to line up at left tackle or be an All-Pro-caliber guard.
The Cardinals, even after signing left tackle D.J. Humphries to an extension, need major upgrades across the line. Wirfs will give the unit a major boost.
72. Edge Bradlee Anae, Utah
114. CB A.J. Green, Oklahoma State
131. TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
202. DL Larrell Murchison, North Carolina State
222. LB Clay Johnston, Baylor
I have to admit, I like this haul. We’ve discussed Wirfs ad nauseam, so let’s look at the final five picks.
Anae is a prototype day two edge rusher, someone who lacks the elite traits to be a day one pick, but looks like he could be a consistent producer in the NFL.
Green is not the wide receiver, sorry folks. He is a long, linear cover corner who like Anae falls this far because of his testing red flags. He’s played a ton of football at Oklahoma State and has looked good doing it. Check out his work against Denzel Mims.
My favorite pick is Okwuegbunam, who could be an excellent H-Back in the Kliff Kingsbury offense. He has the athleticism and has a ton of production in his career.
What do you think of Miller’s draft for the Cardinals?