Why I'm not interested in the Cardinals going wide receiver at No. 8

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It sounds like the Cardinals are seriously considering going with a wide receiver with the 8th pick in this year's NFL draft.

We've seen this play out before. Inexperienced head coach, 2nd year quarterback with massive expectations, influential general manager going all in on skill position prowess while ignoring clear offensive line issues. I just described the 2019 Cleveland Browns, and there's a very real chance I could be describing the 2020 Arizona Cardinals.

The Browns, by the way, cleaned house after last year's disaster, and their new GM isn't ruling out moving off of Odell Beckham Jr.

I'm anti wide receiver with the 8th pick for three very simple reasons:

  1. No quarterback in the NFL was sacked more than Kyler Murray last season, and we're all pretending the offensive line got better. It didn't, the Cardinals are bringing back the exact same players.
  2. This is expected to be a historically deep wide receiver class.
  3. Wide receivers are luxuries, not essentials.

Drafting a flashy wide receiver instead of shoring up a bad offensive line is like living in an 800 square foot apartment in Glendale so you can afford your monthly Ferrari payments. Get your priorities straight, bro.

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