The Arizona Cardinals are coming off a successful season, but still have plenty of work to do as they get ready for the 2015 NFL Draft. The club made the postseason, but clearly will need more to get back to the Super Bowl, a place they reached in the 2008 season. Discover what NFL betting fans should expect this 2015 season at Mybookie.ag.
The Cards have eight picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, which will take place April 30th to May 2nd, and this year will take place in Chicago. The picks the Cardinals have are as follows – Round 1 (24), Round 2 (55), Round 3 (86), Round 4 (123), Round 5 (159), Round 6 (198), Round 7 (241), Round 7 (256).
There’s needs for this franchise, including positions like inside linebacker, outside linebacker, defensive tackle, running back and cornerback.
The team did have some success in free agency, as they picked up offensive lineman Mike Iupati, a good player that will help shore up the line in the run game, as well as protect who is under center in 2015.
The Cardinals do need to look for more of a run game, and while they can do that in one or two of their eight draft picks, they also may wait to see what players may find their way on the waiver wire come training camp when teams shed money and players.
Look for Arizona to go out and try to find every-down edge rushers to win more one-on-one matchups. Inside linebacker, cornerback and a young defensive lineman are all needs the Cardinals could look to fill in this draft as well, and also as stated before they will wait to see what players may get released in training camp.
Two players that seem to be on many of the mock draft boards for the Cardinals includes Marcus Peters (CB-Washington), as well as Eddie Goldman (DT-Florida State). These two players could add a boost to the Cards as they get set for 2015, and help out a defense that at times played well, but will need to be even better to get back to the playoffs in 2015.
The Cards are going to have to play better next year if they want to unseat the two-time NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks. Seattle is a young team that has plenty of weapons, but the Cardinals are a young hungry team as well, and these two could again have an epic showdown with the division on the line in 2015.
Look for Arizona to add in the draft, using their eight picks wisely to add to a young roster that is ready to compete in 2015.