4. Defensive tackle
Rodney Gunter, Corey Peters and Robert Nkemdiche made up the defensive tackle position for the Cardinals in 2018. Gunter and Peters took the bulk of the starts, and both combined for seven sacks.
Gunter, age 27, is a free agent this offseason. While he was good, the Cardinals can find an upgrade this offseason, specifically in the draft. Free agency has a couple of options at the position, such as Sheldon Richardson and Ndamukong Suh.
Suh and Richardson, though, will cost a decent chunk of change, and at their age they wouldn’t fit the Cardinals current rebuilding phase.
However, the team may be able to nab one of the top defensive tackles in the draft in the second round. Dexter Lawrence out of Clemson may be someone who slips into that top part of the second round, which would be a huge get for the Cardinals.
It may be unlikely that Lawrence falls to the Cardinals, so others to keep an eye on are Jerry Tillery out of Notre Dame and Gerald Willis from Miami. Of course, Alabama’s Quinnen Williams could also be considered with the team’s No. 1-overall pick, but they seem far more likely to select Nick Bosa or Kyler Murray with that selection.