The Arizona Cardinals have addressed the elephant in the room.
Before the 4 PM cutdown limit, the Cardinals swung a deal for a veteran cornerback, per multiple reports.
Trade: Raiders are sending 2019 second-round pick Trayvon Mullen to the Arizona Cardinals, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2022
Kevin Conner at @UniSportsMgmt confirmed the trade.
Mullen projects as an outside corner, and has some size at 6’2, 200 lbs.
NFL.com’s Draft Profile has this on the new Cardinals corner:
“Long press-corner who can clog up the release but is more reactive than instinctive in coverage. Mullen can be a little inconsistent in anticipating route breaks, which can open small throwing windows, but his loose hips and response burst helps him latch back onto tight coverage. If Mullen can improve pattern recognition and reading the quarterback, the ball production should follow. He has Day 2 draft talent as an outside corner and could compete for a CB2 spot within a couple of years.”
Arizona sends the Raiders a conditional 7th that can turn into a 6th with enough playing time, per Ian Rapoport:
It's a conditional 7th that goes to a 6th based on playing time. If not for a trade, he was being released. https://t.co/BqjJZ3tn4E— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2022
As more information comes, this article will be updated. But for now, it looks like the team has made one move to boost the cornerback spot.
Mullen hasn’t had the best PFF grades (59.0, 58.3 and 64.3 from 2019-2021) but has started 31 games in his career.
Thoughts, Arizona Cardinals fans?