2. Arizona Cardinals get aggressive about landing their quarterback
Most of the teams in this year’s draft who are thought to be targeting a quarterback are positioned to actually get one, such as the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Denver Broncos and, possibly, the New York Giants, all of whom select in the top five.
But things get a little trickier for other potential quarterback suitors in the draft such as the Miami Dolphins (No. 11), Buffalo Bills (No. 12) and Arizona Cardinals (No. 15). It’s entirely possible that the Broncos and Giants pass up on taking signal-callers, but even if they do, there’s no guarantee other teams don’t move ahead of the Cardinals, at the end of the pack at No. 15, to grab one.
Given that the Cardinals’ quarterback situation is less than secure, with the oft-injured Sam Bradford and journeyman Mike Glennon, the time for Arizona to select a future starting passer is now. It’s made even more fitting given that Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer are out of the picture and Steven Wilks has the flexibility to mold his offense to the strengths of his guy. But who will his guy be? Even Lamar Jackson could be off the board by No. 15.
If the Cards are serious about adding a future franchise quarterback, they’ll have to move up — likely into the top 10. Thankfully, they have some capital, with No. 47 overall and then two third-rounders in No. 79 and No. 97 to work with.