19. Arizona Cardinals
Originally, the Arizona Cardinals seemed to have their eyes set on Patrick Mahomes II since the time for life without Carson Palmer will be sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, the Cardinals missed out on the former Texas Tech quarterback after the Kansas City Chiefs traded up to select him at No. 10, but at least Bruce Arians and company still managed to land one of the top linebackers from this year’s class in Haason Reddick instead.
Don’t be fooled over the fact that Reddick played at a smaller school like Temple, as there’s a reason why he was expected to be a first-round pick for months. Between his blazing speed and ability to get to the quarterback, Reddick should be the type of player that ends up being a huge difference maker for Arizona’s defense, even as a rookie.
While the addition of Reddick was solid for the defense, the Cardinals also came up big for Palmer by adding another dangerous threat at wide receiver during the third round in Chad Williams. After catching 90 passes for 1,337 yards with 11 touchdowns last year at Grambling, it will be exciting to watch Williams learn from one of the best to ever play the game in Larry Fitzgerald.