The Cardinals had the worst draft in the NFC West
Prior to the draft, I had the Cardinals needs in tis order
- Tight end
- Wide receiver
- Interior defensive linemen
- Running back
- Offensive tackle
In round 1, they picked linebacker Zaven Collins, which was a decent pick albeit they had 4 greater priorities for me.
In round 2 they took Rondale Moore at wide receiver, this was a good pick and addressed their priority needs. The only negative is that the Cardinals already have similar types to Moore on their roster, so he does not add anything different but could well be a better version of the same thing.
With no pick in round 3, they then took Marco Wilson at corner in round 4. Wilson has a history of injuries and can be known to lose his composure, note the infamous shoe throwing incident against LSU!
The Cardinals had no pick in round 5, and then went on to take defensive end Victor Dimujeke and another corner in Tay Gowan in the sixth round. Dimujeke may have been value in round 6, but they still left needs unaddressed in taking him and a second corner.
Finally in round 7 they took James Wiggins at safety and Michael Menet at Center. As a result of not taking a tight end, any interior defensive linemen or any offensive guards, they leave themselves with the following
- Maxx Williams as their best TE
- No offensive guards with an above average PFF rating
- The worst pair of defensive tackles in the NFL
- $12.8 million in cap space to address these via free agency according to spotrac.com
In summary, they spent 4 of their 7 draft picks at positions they did not need to prioritize in my view. As a result, they have had an average draft at best in my view.