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Cardinals sign 4th rounder Marco Wilson, 7th rounders James Wiggins and Michal Menet

The trio of day three picks represent the team’s first 2021 draft picks to sign.

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The Cardinals have begun locking up their 2021 draft class.

All three players will sign four year contracts that will run through the 2024 season (should they remain on the team).

The Cardinals admittedly have high hopes for rookie fourth rounder Marco Wilson. The team famously traded their 2022 fourth round pick to move up to secure the former Florida Gator.

Wilson joins a reletively thin Cardinal cornerback group that sports veterans Malcolm Butler, Byron Murphy and Robert Alford. At the very least, Wilson should be expected to contribute on special teams immediately.

As for Wiggins and Menet, their hopes in securing a roster spot could be a little more muddled considering their draft status.

Wiggins joins a safety group led by All Pro Budda Baker and third year starter Jalen Thompson. Like Wilson, if Wiggins is going to see the field in 2021, it will need to be on special teams.

Menet represents a developemental interior offensive linemen and has the benefit of learning behind All Pro Rodney Hudson. His biggest competition will likely come from third year center Lamont Gaillard who showed promise in several 2020 spot starts.

As for the remainder of the Cardinals 2020 draft class, the team will look to lock in Zaven Collins, Rondale Moore, Victor Dimukeje and Tay Gowan in the coming weeks.