Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon were off the draft board. So there wasn’t a running back worth taking with the 24th pick.
So the Arizona Cardinals decided to spend their first round pick on the offensive line for the second time in three years, selecting Univ. of Florida offensive tackle D.J. Humphries.
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said “he(Humphries) has the best feet of any of the offensive lineman in the draft”.
The Cardinals signed San Francisco 49ers free agent guard Mike Iupati in March and a year ago they put down big money on left tackle Jared Veldheer.
Personally, I really like the selection. Protecting Carson Palmer and keeping him on the field has to be the priority. I am sure some will nit pick this selection, saying that two years ago the team spent a first round pick on Jonathan Cooper, but having a stout and sturdy offensive line has to be the priority in the NFC West. I like the pick…