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Bleacher Report says Arizona Cardinals cannot miss out on run defenders in 2021 NFL Draft

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With the 2021 offseason right around the corner the question becomes how do the Arizona Cardinals attack the draft following their offseason?

Bleacher Report talked about a mistake every NFL team needs to avoid in the 2021 NFL Draft and for the Cardinals it is a simple one:

Arizona Cardinals: Ignoring the Run Defense

While the Cardinals added linebacker Isaiah Simmons in the first round of last year’s draft, that shouldn’t preclude them from targeting another run-stuffing linebacker at No. 16.

If Arizona can land a premier prospect like Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons or Notre Dame defender Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah in Round 1, it should pull the trigger. If a run defender doesn’t make sense from a value standpoint at No. 16, then the Cardinals should make it a major priority on Day 2.

We have talked about this a bit, getting help along the defensive front seven makes sense. While I love Parsons, not a huge fan of Owusu-Koramoah in the role defined above. However if the Cardinals could address their issues at cornerback and wide receiver in free agency, Zaven Collins could be the best player they can pick.

What do you think?