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Ertz goes up for a catch in the Rose Bowl.
Stanford tight end Zach Ertz would make a strong second-round pick for the Arizona Cardinals. Ertz would give Arizona an immediate shot in the arm at a position that has long been a weakness for the team.
The tight end has been utilized more as an extra blocker in pass protection than a threat in the passing game for the Cardinals, but Ertz can change that. Standing 6'5" and 249 pounds, Ertz can be an effective blocker, but his true value is getting open down the seam. He runs his routes smoothly and has the hands teams look for in a wide receiver.
This should also benefit Palmer as well, as he favored his tight end last season in Oakland. Brandon Myers led Oakland last season with 79 catches on 105 targets for 806 yards. The next closest receiver, Denarius Moore, had just 51 catches last season, so it's no secret that Palmer likes his tight end.
Ertz would be able to add that element to the passing game and take some pressure off of Larry Fitzgerald, which is a win-win for the Cardinals.
Arizona has picked up 11 receiving touchdowns from the tight end spot in the last five seasons. Picking Ertz in the second round would make the tight end a significantly more relevant option in the passing game.