2020 NFL Draft: Top 3 positional needs for the Arizona Cardinals

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Andrew Thomas 2020 NFL Draft
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1. Offensive Tackle

The Arizona Cardinals starting offensive tackles in 2019 were D.J. Humphries, who is an unrestricted free agent, and Justin Murray. The second most important position on the offense is offensive tackle, to protect your quarterback from edge rushers. The Cardinals offensive line has been well below average for a few years, and while they did improve this year, it’s not good enough for the long run.

Luckily enough for the Cardinals, the 2020 NFL Draft has some great offensive tackle talent at the top. Come April, the Cardinals will be picking eighth overall in the draft, and there are multiple options at tackle that they should have to choose from.

There’s an almost unanimous “Big Four” at the top of the offensive tackle class, with Jedrick Wills, Tristan Wirfs, Andrew Thomas and Mekhi Becton leading the way. The Arizona Cardinals should come into April expecting at least one of these players off the board by their pick, but there should be multiple of these players still on the board.

If the Cardinals select any of these players, fans should be happy. If the team is looking for a left tackle, Andrew Thomas is their best bet; but if their looking for a right tackle, any of them will be a great selection.

I do feel like this is the most likely direction in the first round, but if not, some names to keep a lookout for are Josh Jones, Austin Jackson, and Ben Bartch. This is a good year to need offensive line talent, and since the Cardinals are picking in the top ten, they should feel comfortable about landing one of these trench monsters.