TEMPE, Ariz. (BVM) – With the quarterback position already set for the future, the Arizona Cardinals find themselves in an intriguing spot for the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Slotted with the No. 3 overall pick, new general manager Monti Ossenfort will have some options to play with as the draft comes into focus.
With a new brain trust at the helm, the Cardinals will be tasked with getting their group back on track for the upcoming year following what was a disappointing 4-13 campaign. Head coach Jonathan Gannon will look to institute a similar defensive scheme to the one the Philadelphia Eagles deployed during their run to Super Bowl LVII.
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The team’s current question marks regarding the injury to Kyler Murray remains priority No. 1 for the franchise but infusing some young talent at key positions will be the goal of the offseason for the new group.
With a major choice atop the draft, the Cardinals will have to determine if trading down and collecting assets is more beneficial than sticking at No. 3 and selecting the best player available. For the sake of the team’s current positioning, here’s a look at what Arizona could do with its eight picks.