The Arizona Cardinals kicked off Day 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft with the addition of Pittsburgh Guard Dorian Johnson with the 8th selection in the fourth round of the Draft – a pick they earned from the Panthers following last nights trade.
The Arizona Cardinals have been getting much kudos for their drafting so far through the first two days of the 2017 NFL Draft with three very good picks that the franchise decision-makers are clearly very happy with getting and it’ll no doubt be a fourth with them able to snare a player who had started 39 straight games for the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Perhaps it was a surprise to see Dorian Johnson still available in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft; pre-Draft scouting seemed to have put him in the 2nd/3rd round area but there are reports about some kind of ‘liver issue’ which saw a number of teams removing him off of their draft boards entirely. Obviously the Cardinals weren’t one of them.
Whether that will hamper his career in future, the Arizona Cardinals would appear to have been able to bring in a player who could quite easily slot into their starting offensive line heading into the 2017 NFL Season. With the presence of Mike Iupati at LG, it’ll probably be him or Evan Boehm fighting over the RG spot on the OL.
If not, he’ll definitely be able to act as solid depth for a number of positions on the offensive line given his time playing across it for Pitt – a replacement for Earl Watford, if you will.
A great start to Day 3 of the NFL Draft. Here’s hoping for several more good ones with the remaining 4 selections they have at hand – a pair of fifths and a pair of sevenths. At least that’s what they have when I’m writing this.