What will the Arizona Cardinals do in the NFL draft later this month? Mock drafts are all over the place. There is talk they will trade down and try to add a pick on Day 2. Some have them staying put, while others see the Cardinals trading up to take a quarterback.
The quarterback the Cardinals target is also a question mark. They supposed really like Wyoming’s Josh Allen. There are reports they like as many as seven quarterbacks in the draft.
In the latest mock draft from Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling, the Cardinals trade up in the first round, moving up five spots to the 10th overall pick, giving up at least their second-round pick. They select Louisville QB Lamar Jackson.
If you need a quarterback, you can’t afford to wait and hope one falls into your lap on draft day. The Cardinals know this, which is why they could make a move like this to get ahead of dark-horse teams like the Dolphins and Bengals to secure Jackson, one of the most talented playmakers in the entire draft.
This will be viewed as a huge reach by many if it happens. Many say he would be a reach with the 15th pick, never mind moving up to get him and giving up picks to do it.
Of course, if they believe he will be a star, it is worth it. It just is risky.
The Cardinals address the offense with their two third-round picks, as they have none in the second round after the trade.