Bosa is widely considered to be the best prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft class. He’s not the most athletic player in the draft based on his combine numbers, but he’s the most NFL-ready pass rusher available. His technique, use of his hands, and his variety of pass rush moves make him stand out above the rest.
Although the consensus of the media believes that the Cardinals will select Kyler Murray with their No. 1 overall pick, it’s actually not a sure thing. Keep in mind they traded up to select quarterback Josh Rosen last season. It is possible that Cardinals’ GM Steve Keim is making people believe he’ll select Murray to get a team to trade up with them.
Just because head coach Kliff Kingsbury recruited Murray out of high school and believes the Heisman trophy winner is the best dual-threat quarterback in the country doesn’t mean he’s a good fit for his system.
The Cardinals also have a lot of needs and it might be wise for them to take the best player available. Rosen has all the intangibles to succeed given his arm strength and poise in the pocket. How does he not fit in Kliff Kingsbury’s scheme?
For them to give up on Rosen doesn’t make the organization look good at all, and it really doesn’t make sense.
They also have bigger needs out there. They need to build their offensive line for the future, with J.R. Sweezy and Marcus Gilbert being short-term options. There is a need at the wide receiver position with Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk being the team’s only reliable receivers.
Terrell Suggs was signed this off-season to start at outside linebacker. The 36-year-old is not an every-down linebacker anymore, but he and Chandler Jones would make great mentors for Bosa.
It would not be shocking at all to see the Cardinals pass on a quarterback and take Nick Bosa, a potentially game-changing pass rusher.