Cardinals news: Arizona now staying away from WR with No. 8 draft pick
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Cardinals now staying away from WR with No. 8 draft pick

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The Arizona Cardinals have the eighth overall pick in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

Just a few short weeks ago, it would have made a lot of sense for the Cardinals to use that pick to go after a wide receiver. However, things changed when they traded for DeAndre Hopkins, one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Suddenly, they could shift their focus onto other positions of need.

Still though, even with the trade there were rumors the Cardinals might be after a wide receiver. It was previously reported that there were rumors that quarterback Kyler Murray was trying to convince the Cardinals to take Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.

It’s fair to wonder if this would be a good move for Arizona.

Now it appears that isn’t the plan though. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Cardinals will be staying away from a wide receiver with the number eight selection.

The Cardinals certainly don’t need a receiver. So this makes sense.

Before the Hopkins trade, it was definitely a possibility. However, now they have Hopkins to lead the promising young group that includes Christian Kirk and Andy Isabella.

With Larry Fitzgerald still there as well, it wouldn’t make much sense to add another name right now. At least not another name using the eighth overall pick.

If Arizona wants to bring a receiver in later in the draft to develop that would make a lot of sense. Using the eighth pick when that could be used on an extremely valuable player at another position of real need would be a head scratcher though.

With that pick, the Cardinals could get help on their offensive line or to help their defense which was one of the worst in all of football last season. Therefore, the fact that they reportedly are not looking at wide receivers with the eighth pick in the draft makes all the sense in the world.