Much of the NFL talk these days involves draft prospects and into which rosters they fit best. But it is time to discuss the Arizona Cardinals’ pre-2014 NFL draft depth chart, because it will be easier to show post-draft changes with this piece out there.
Plus, it’s always fun to look at the depth chart during the offseason—it helps pass the time before real football activities get going. You’re welcome.
The Cardinals are in a good spot this offseason, having filled a massive need with the even massiver (BREAKING: that’s not a word) left tackle in Jared Veldheer. His five-year deal puts him in a Cardinals uniform through the 2018 season, barring a trade or release down the road. This season will be the first in a long while that Arizona doesn’t “need” to address the blind side in the draft; we all know they neglected it for years, anyway, despite the hole.
Antonio Cromartie will step in and be the No. 2 cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson for 2014. Beyond that is anyone’s guess, but it’s probably safe to assume he won’t be around in 2015. That leaves a need that could be filled between May 8 and 10, but we’ll get to that at a later date.
Here’s the predraft two-deep depth chart for the Cardinals.