Home NFL The Arizona Cardinals Has To Many Picks Not To Get Right In...

The Arizona Cardinals Has To Many Picks Not To Get Right In This 2024 Draft

284
0
Monti Ossenfort of the Arizona Cardinals speaks to the media during the NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on February 27, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Courtesy Of The Arizona Cardinals Communications)

Phoenix, AZ—-The Arizona Cardinals endured a challenging 2023 NFL season, finishing with a 4-13 record that fell short of expectations. As the team looks ahead to the 2024 NFL Draft, there is a pressing need to address key areas of concern in order to bolster the roster and reignite competitiveness.

Analysis:

With a top-five selection in the first round, the Cardinals have a valuable opportunity to address one of their critical needs, potentially targeting a standout wide receiver, defensive lineman, or cornerback who can make an immediate impact. Furthermore, possessing multiple picks in the later rounds allows the Cardinals to target depth and talent across various positions, providing flexibility in their draft strategy.

Arizona Cardinals 2024 draft picks

  • Round 1: No. 4
  • Round 1: No. 27
  • Round 2: No. 35
  • Round 3: No. 66
  • Round 3: No. 71 (from Tennessee Titans)
  • Round 3: No. 90 (from Houston Texans)
  • Round 4: No. 104
  • Round 5: No. 138
  • Round 5: No. 162 (from Houston Texans)
  • Round 6: No. 186 (from Minnesota Vikings)
  • Round 7: No. 226 (from New York Giants)

Team Needs:

1.Wide Receiver: The Cardinals struggled to consistently generate offensive firepower in the passing game, highlighting the need for dynamic wide receivers who can stretch the field, create separation, and provide reliable targets for the quarterback. With No.4 pick OSU Marvin Harrison Jr. would be a nice way to start off their draft night.

2. Defensive Line: Defensive line depth and talent were identified as areas requiring improvement, as the Cardinals aim to strengthen their ability to apply pressure on opposing quarterbacks, disrupt offensive schemes, and control the line of scrimmage. They allowed 143.2 yards per game. Michigan Kris Jenkins or Illinois Jer’zhan Newton will definitely solidify their injured plagued defensive front of last year.

3. Cornerback: The Cardinals’ secondary faced challenges in coverage, underscoring the necessity for skilled cornerbacks capable of shutting down opposing receivers, making plays on the ball, and fortifying pass defense.

2023 STATS

Total OFFENSE: 324.1 (19th)
RUSHING: 139.1 (4th)
PASSING: 184.0 (26th)
TOTAL DEFENSE: 355.7 (25th)
RUSHING: 143.2 (32nd)
PASSING: 212.5 (13th)