DeAndre Hopkins #10, Houston Texans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Who was the best player pickup this year for each of the 32 NFL clubs?
Arizona Cardinals: WR DeAndre Hopkins
It’s still one of the more astounding trades in the league in recent years. But wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is a member of the Arizona Cardinals and given what general manager Steve Keim gave up to get him, he was quote the bargain. He should make 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Kyler Murray an even better quarterback.
Atlanta Falcons: DE Dante Fowler Jr.
Pass rush is two four-letter words. And that pretty much sums up the futility that the Atlanta Falcons have had in this department in recent seasons. However, the addition of one-time first-rounder Dante Fowler Jr. should help. This past season and, Dan Quinn’s team finished with just 28 sacks – tied for the second-fewest in the league.
Baltimore Ravens: DL Calais Campbell
John Harbaugh’s defensive unit was exposed in the home playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans as running back Derrick Henry ran roughshod over his club at Baltimore. Versatile defensive lineman Calais Campbell, acquired via trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, can help against the run and provides a pass rush from anywhere up front.
Buffalo Bills: WR Stefon Diggs
General manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott gave up a lot in terms of draft picks to get big play wide receiver Stefon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings. But the club could use another downfield passing option for emerging quarterback Josh Allen, who made the most out of 2019 free-agent addition John Brown.