Seahawks should be worried that Arizona Cardinals did not blow first round choice

Arizona actually did the right thing for once.
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The NFC West is going to be difficult for a few years for the Seattle Seahawks. The San Francisco 49ers are not going anywhere anytime soon. The Los Angeles Rams might be ascending and LA beat Seattle twice in 2023. The Arizona Cardinals were not as completely awful as many thought they might be this past season and now they have added an elite weapon.

Arizona still lacks the overall talent that Seattle has, but the Seahawks barely squeaked by the Cardinals in Week 18 this past season. Sure, maybe Seattle will be more focused and better under new coaching, but talent can sometimes outweigh the best coaching. With the fourth pick in the draft, Arizona did what they should have and chose Marvin Harrison, Jr.

Seattle should have a good secondary with better efficiency under new head coach Mike Macdonald, but Devon Witherspoon, Riq Woolen, and Julian Love are going to have issues with MHJ. If so many teams did not need quarterbacks at the top of the 2024 draft, the receiver might have gone first or second. He is that good.

Marvin Harrison, Jr. versus Devon Witherspoon should be a fun watch for Seahawks fans

But his being chosen by the Cardinals only makes the division more fun for 12s. While having a team in the NFC West that everyone can beat is nice, having teams be challenging is more entertaining. Plus, if a bad team beats the Seahawks, which almost happened with Arizona and Seattle at the end of last year, that's more frustrating.

The Seahawks should still have more talent than the Cardinals even if Arizona added a great receiver. But certainly, Witherspoon is going to love the challenge. He played against Harrison in college when Harrison was at Ohio State and Witherspoon was at Illinois. That player-versus-player rivalry is only going to grow.

Now Seattle just has to make sure Harrison doesn't beat them nearly all by himself. He is that good. Witherspoon and Woolen will be up for the competition, however.

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