The Cardinals played exceptional last season as they finished off the season with a record of 5-10-1. Although they finished last in the NFC West, the Cardinals showcased an intriguing offense that has plenty of room for growth.
Quarterback Kyler Murray had a tremendous season as he showed plenty of flashes of star potential. Murray finished off the season with 3,722 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and only 12 interceptions. The 22-year-old also earned the 2019 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cardinals will have seven draft picks. They’ll have the 40th pick in the second round and it’ll most certainly be a crucial pick for them as many top prospect players fall down in the draft. The Cardinals will need to improve in many positions this offseason. However, they should seek to improve their offensive line and wide receiver core in this year’s draft.
Here are two players the Cardinals could seek to draft with their 40th pick.
Tyler Biadasz, OL (Wisconsin)
The Cardinals will certainly need to improve their offensive line this offseason in order to make a run for the playoffs next season. Murray had trouble in the pocket last season as he was sacked 26 times during the regular season. Nonetheless, center Tyler Biadasz would be a perfect option with the 40th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Biadasz is projected to be a first-round pick. However, he could possibly fall down to the 40th pick. Last season, Biadasz played phenomenal at Wisconsin as he allowed only one sack in 390 pass-blocking snaps. In addition, Biadasz played a vital role in running back Jonathan Taylor’s success. Taylor rushed for 2,003 yards last season and 26 touchdowns.
Biadasv was also rated the top center in 2018 by Pro Football Focus with a grade of 88.7. Nonetheless, adding more strength to their offensive line will certainly take this team one step close to the playoffs.
Gabriel Davis, WR (UCF)
The Cardinals desperately need to improve at the wide receiver position. They already have receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk, however, they need a player on the outside that can stretch the field.
Nonetheless, Gabriel Davis would be a perfect option for their 40th pick. Davis played outstanding in his career at UCF as he recorded over 2,400 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns. The 6 foot- 3 receiver is an excellent route runner and would be able to stretch the field for the Cardinals.
Last season, recorded 72 receptions for 1,241 yards and 12 touchdowns. If Davis is still available in the second round, the Cardinals should certainly select him.