The Cardinals are likely to select linemen in the first round of the NFL Draft based on the odds.

Cardinals NFL Draft Odds Point Toward Linemen in the First Round
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As they gear up for the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday night, the Arizona Cardinals find themselves in a favorable position with a solid selection of draft picks.

The team earned the 23rd pick in the NFL draft thanks to their impressive 11-6 record in the 2021 regular season and first playoff appearance in five years.

Right now, the Cardinals are in the process of selecting their next star player for the team, and Arizona sports betting enthusiasts are hopeful that this choice will boost their chances of winning the Super Bowl.

BetMGM Arizona has listed the Cardinals with +2000 odds to win Super Bowl LVII, ranking them ninth on the odds board.

Oddsmaker Adam Thompson from Bookies.com has provided a breakdown of the players that Arizona is expected to draft.

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Odds for the Cardinals’ first round pick at No. 23

Tyler Linderbaum, CIowa+400
George Karlaftis, EdgePurdue+425
Boye Mafe, EdgeMinnesota+500
Zion Johnson, GBoston College+500
Trent McDuffie, CBWashington+550
Andrew Booth, CBClemson+600
The FieldN/A+500

Bookies.com predicts the odds, which may vary from the odds provided by authorized betting apps in Arizona.

Cardinals in Search of Assistance on Offensive and Defensive Lines

The Cardinals were up against a formidable opponent in the Wild Card round in the form of the eventual Super Bowl LVI champions, the Los Angeles Rams, and their standout defensive lineman, Aaron Donald, which made for a challenging game for Arizona.

Thompson believes that Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum (+400) has the highest likelihood of being drafted by the Cardinals, while Boston College guard Zion Johnson (+500) is tied for third on his list.

Choosing an offensive lineman might be viewed as a positive gesture towards quarterback Kyler Murray, who has been embroiled in contract negotiations drama this offseason.

Diaz Uzziah, an NFL Draft analyst at Bookies.com, noted that the Cardinals encountered their toughest obstacle on the offensive line towards the end of the season. During the playoff matchup against the Rams, the interior offensive line had difficulty containing Aaron Donald. Uzziah suggests that the team should prioritize rebuilding the middle of their offensive line in order to rectify this problem.

Other players listed in the Bookies odds for the Cardinals include George Karlaftis from Purdue at +425 and Boye Mafe from Minnesota at +500. Additionally, Trent McDuffie from Washington and Andrew Booth from Clemson are listed with odds of +550 and +600 respectively.

After that, “the field” stands at +500, mirroring Cardinals GM Steve Keim’s unorthodox selections in the last few early rounds.

Mosher warned to keep an eye on the cornerback position for the Cardinals. Although Arizona trusts Byron Murphy, they might require more help on the outside. Trent McDuffie and Kyler Gordon are potential candidates at No. 23, considering the Cardinals’ history with Washington defensive backs such as Murphy and Budda Baker.

In the previous draft, the Cardinals chose linebacker Zaven Collins from the University of Tulsa, continuing their trend of selecting linebackers after picking Isaiah Simmons from Clemson the year before.

2022 Draft Picks for the Cardinals: Full Roster

  • Round 1 (Pick 23)
  • Round 2 (Pick 55)
  • Round 3 (Pick 87)
  • Round 6 (Pick 201)
  • Round 6 (Pick 215)
  • Round 7 (Pick 244)
  • Round 7 (Pick 256)
  • Round 7 (Pick 257)

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