Happy Monday one and all.
We are through the College Football All Star games, and now we can continue to work through the 2022 NFL pre-offseason before we get into free agency and the draft.
Today, we have another 2022 NFL Mock Draft from PFF.
23. ARIZONA CARDINALS: CB KAIIR ELAM, FLORIDA
One of the worst cornerback rooms in man coverage desperately needs an infusion of talent, as Cardinals cornerbacks were 31st in the league in Cover 1 coverage grade (29.6) last season. Elam allowed just eight catches on 210 Cover 1 coverage snaps in his career.
It was interesting to see the note in this section about the Cardinals defensive struggles in man-to-man coverage.
It makes sense though when you look at the staff and begs a bigger question... Why are they running cover-1 so much?
Byron Murphy was a cover-3 corner coming out. Wilson wasn’t great in cover-1 while at Florida, so why run so much cover-1?
With the thought process of needing to improve the corner room and add a corner who can run man-to-man better I love the pick of Elam.
However, with Kenyon Green, Trevor Penning on the offensive line, and David Ojabo, Devonte Wyatt and Jermaine Johnson, Elam feels like the worst case of a great bunch of choices.
What do you think?