NFL Draft Grades - Arizona Cardinals


Arizona Cardinals' 2024 Draft Selections

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Past Grades and Selections

2023 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

2023 Pick 11. (R:1 P:11) - Peter Skoronski, OT/G, Northwestern A+ Paris Johnson is the best tackle in this class, but it could be argued that Peter Skoronski is the No. 1 offensive lineman. He was docked for his short arms, but he's going to be an elite guard for Tennessee over the next decade. The Titans desperately needed blocking help after losing three offensive linemen this offseason, and Skoronski will provide a huge boost.

2023 Pick 34. (R:2 P:3) - Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa B Iowa tight ends have worked well for the Lions before, so why not draft another one? I think Michael Mayer would have been the better pick, but LaPorta is a dynamic receiving threat who will make the offensive even more explosive.

2023 Pick 41. (R:2 P:10) - B.J. Ojulari, DE, LSU B+ In the past couple of offseasons, the Cardinals lost Chandler Jones and J.J. Watt. Think they needed to address their pass rush? There was interest in Nolan Smith in the first round, but another SEC edge rusher makes sense in the second frame. Ojulari was always in the second round in my mock updates, so this pick makes a ton of sense.

2023 Pick 66. (R:3 P:3) - Sydney Brown, S, Illinois
B I finally don't love a pick for the Eagles. This isn't a bad selection though. The Eagles needed a safety, and Sydney Brown is a play-maker. I had him slotted a bit later than this, but Brown has nice upside, so he could definitely live up to his third-round billing.

2023 Pick 96. (R:3 P:33) - Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky
C+ I don't get why the Lions surrendered resources to move up for Brodric Martin, whom I had in the middle of the third day. Detroit wanted a defensive tackle - Gervon Dexter was an option in the second round - but Martin is a reach. I love Detroit's draft, but not this pick.

2023 Pick 105. (R:4 P:3) - Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia A+ Surprise, surprise, the Eagles drafted a Georgia player. Kelee Ringo is a big cornerback with tons of upside, and he easily could have been chosen in the second round. This is tremendous value, and it fills a long-term need.

2023 Pick 168. (R:5 P:33) - Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn B It's a new regime in Arizona, but the team still loves its linebacker-safety tweeners. Owen Pappoe is a gifted athlete, but I'm not sure if he has a natural position. You have to love his upside though.

2023 Pick 180. (R:6 P:3) - Kei'Trel Clark, CB, Louisville
A- This is good value for Kei'Terel Clark, who easily could have been a fourth-round pick. He'll be limited to slot duties because of his size issues, but he's a talented cover corner and could fight for playing time in Arizona's awful secondary.

2023 Pick 213. (R:6 P:36) - Dante Stills, DT, West Virginia
B Dante Stills needs to fill out his frame, but he is capable of generating a quality pass rush. I had him going around this range, so this seems like a fine pick for an Arizona squad looking to bolster its depleted defensive line.

2022 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

2022 Pick 55. (R:2 P:23) - Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State D Grade
I don't understand this pick. The Cardinals just re-signed Zach Ertz and Maxx Williams. Tight end was not a need at all, so why are the Cardinals using a premium pick on a tight end. Plus, it's not like Trey McBride provides great value, or anything. This is probably his natural range. Offensive line and edge-rushing help would've been better.


2022 Pick 87. (R:3 P:23) - Cameron Thomas, DE, San Diego State B+ Grade
Cameron Thomas was a love/hate prospect, or maybe a kinda like/hate prospect because some teams didn't think he was twitchy enough. However, he's a solid value pick in this range, and he'll potentially fill a big need with Chandler Jones gone.


2022 Pick 100. (R:3 P:36) - Myjai Sanders, DE, Cincinnati
B+ Grade
Myjai Sanders makes sense in this range as a late third-round pick. He also can help fill a need along with Cameron Thomas on the edge in the wake of Chandler Jones' departure. Sanders was better than his numbers indicated at Cincinnati.


2022 Pick 202. (R:6 P:23) - Mike Woods, , Oklahoma
C Grade
Mike Woods was not a big producer at Oklahoma, and I didn't have him on my radar as a draftable prospect. He would've been a fine UDFA, but I don't know why the Browns drafted him over Justyn Ross, for example.


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2022 Pick 245. (R:7 P:24) - Andrew Steuber, OT/G/C, Michigan
B+ Grade
It should come as no surprise that the Patriots drafted a versatile offensive lineman. Andrew Steuber can play both tackle and guard. I like this pick - it's true, Bill - as Steuber could've been taken a bit earlier than this.


2022 Pick 257. (R:7 P:36) - Marquis Hayes, G, Oklahoma
A Grade
The Cardinals are dominating the compensatory portion of the seventh round! Marquis Hayes, like Jesse Luketa, is someone I had in the fourth round, so I'm loving the value. Like Luketa, he fills a need as a blocker for Kyler Murray.


2021 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

2021 Pick 16. (R:1 P:16) - Zaven Collins, OLB, Tulsa B+ Grade
The Cardinals have a dynamic offense, but they struggled to put pressure on the quarterback and cover the middle of the field last year. Zaven Collins can help in both regards. He's a dynamic, versatile linebacker who happens to be a great fit in Arizona's defense. I like this pick, as Collins will be needed to stop all of the powerhouse offenses in the NFC West.


2021 Pick 49. (R:2 P:17) - Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue B Grade
You can't be surprised that Kliff Kingsbury made this pick. Rondale Moore is a dynamic gadget weapon. He doesn't have a natural position, but the Cardinals will be able to use him all over the place. Kyler Murray is probably happy about this selection, though he would have been better off getting an offensive line upgrade.


2021 Pick 160. (R:5 P:16) - Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
A Grade
Wow, this is quite the fall for Shaun Wade. I had him slotted way earlier in my mock draft last summer and the fall, but he got torched mercilessly in 2020. Perhaps he can rebound, so I really like the Ravens buying low on him.




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2021 Pick 243. (R:7 P:15) - James Wiggins, S, Cincinnati
A- Grade
I mocked James Wiggins a round earlier than this, so I'm a fan of the value the Cardinals are getting in the middle of the seventh round. Wiggins is very athletic and possesses great upside, so Wiggins has a decent chance to make something of himself in the pros.




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2020 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

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2019 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

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2018 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

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2017 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

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2016 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

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2015 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

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2014 NFL Draft Selections and Grades

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