After an active free agency, what positions could the Arizona Cardinals select late in the 2020 NFL Draft?
The Arizona Cardinals’ 2020 NFL Draft strategy has most likely changed a good bit after an active free agency. They opened the new league year by trading for one of the NFL’s best playmakers, DeAndre Hopkins. In a move that shocked the football world, the Cardinals were able to trade David Johnson (and his contract) and a second-round pick for Hopkins. Steve Keim is now wanted in all 50 states for grand larceny.
Other moves the Cardinals made included: signing DT Jordan Phillips to a three-year $30 million deal and signing OLB Devon Kennard to a three-year $20 million deal. Signing an edge rusher, an interior defensive lineman and trading for a wide receiver seems like the Cardinals are focusing on offensive tackle in the first round. However, this article isn’t about the first round.
With the 2020 NFL Draft less than a month away, most people know about the players their team might select in the first two or three rounds; but what people don’t know, is the guys selected on day three who build the depth of the team.
Day three of the NFL draft is what separates good drafts and bad drafts. It’s easy to hit on early round draft picks, but as we all know, the later the rounds, the more difficult it is to hit on a draft pick. The Cardinals have given themselves some flexibility in the late rounds.
After addressing some positions that were potential first round options in free agency, the Cardinals are now able to draft some of those positions on day three. Let’s look at some offensive and defensive players who could be day three targets for the Arizona Cardinals.