The Arizona Cardinals hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and could decide to bolster their defensive interior with the selection.
The Arizona Cardinals were the only team in the NFL to win only three games this past season, and due to their futility, they will hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. They have a lot of needs on both sides of the ball, and could trade the pick as well, but here is what the draft could look like if the picks remained how they are currently.
Here is our latest 2019 NFL mock draft.
The Arizona Cardinals will kick off the 2019 NFL Draft, as they were the only NFL team to win only three games last season. Because of their rough season, the team decided to make a change at the head coaching position, firing Steven Wilks and bringing in Kliff Kingsbury from the college ranks.
While Kingsbury was certainly a questionable hire, it is now his show, and he will be tasked with trying to build this roster up. There had been some speculation that the Cardinals would want to pick Kyler Murray with the first overall selection, but the organization put that to rest by standing behind Josh Rosen, who they traded up for in the 2018 NFL Draft.
With the first overall selection, the Cardinals have to do something to bolster their defense, so they may want to pick who some feel is the best defensive player available. With Chandler Jones already on the roster, the team could avoid an edge rusher at No. 1, bringing in Quinnen Williams from Alabama.
Arizona has a lot of work to do if they’re going to be competitive in the NFC West, and it will be interesting to see how Kingsbury does in his first season as an NFL head coach. Williams has the talent to be a special player in the NFL, and if he can develop into an Aaron Donald-type player, passing up on guys like Nick Bosa and Josh Allen won’t be such a shock.