AZ Cardinals 2023 NFL Draft Picks
The 2022 NFL season was one to forget for the Arizona Cardinals. They went 4-13, finished last in the NFC West, and quarterback Kyler Murray tore his ACL.
The team is moving forward with the 2023 offseason and a key NFL Daft after hiring new head coach Jonathan Gannon. Here’s what you need to know about the AZ Cardinals’ draft picks in 2023.
List of Arizona Cardinals Draft Selections in the 2023 NFL Draft
The Cardinals have eight picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. They start with the third overall pick and they have received compensatory picks in Round 3, Round 5, and Round 6. The team has five of its original selections.
Here’s a complete list of the Arizona Cardinals’ draft picks in 2023.
– 1st Round: 3rd overall
– 2nd Round: 34th overall
– 3rd Round: 66th overall
– 3rd Round: 96th overall (compensation pick)
– 4th Round: 105th overall
– 5th Round: 168th overall (compensation pick)
– 6th Round: 180th overall
– 6th Round: 213th overall (compensation pick)
The Cardinals were awarded three compensatory draft picks for losing RB Chase Edmonds, linebacker Chandler Jones, and wide receiver Christian Kirk in free agency during the 2022 offseason. They don’t have a seventh-round pick among their eight total picks in the 2023 draft.
The Cardinals also traded their fifth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for offensive lineman Cody Ford. Also, they spent a conditional late-round selection in a deal with the Las Vegas Raiders for cornerback Trayvon Mullen.
Arizona Cardinals Mock Draft and Team Needs
The pass-rush depth has been decimated by the losses of JJ Watt, Zach Allen, and Trysten Hill. This makes edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. from Alabama an ideal fit for the Cardinals at No. 3. Some argue he’s the best player in the entire draft after winning the Bronko Nagurski Award twice with the Crimson Tide.
With scouts loving this quarterback draft class, it’s possible a team might move up in the draft and trade with the Cardinals to get that No. 3 slot. Who knows what will happen on draft day? At least two teams picking after the Cardinals have their eyes on a quarterback starting with the Indianapolis Colts.
If a trade happens, the team could use its new pick on defensive tackle Jalen Carter from Georgia because Anderson will likely be off the board. The team could stick with the defensive theme in the second round and go with defensive tackle Mazi Smith out of Michigan.
Who do the experts have the Cardinals taking? You can check out a complete first-round Mock Draft on our sister-site 4for4 here.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
The 2023 NFL Draft will take place over three days in April in Kansas City, Missouri. The First Round picks will begin on April 27th and will be aired live on both NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
The second and third rounds will take place on April 28th at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the final rounds on April 29th at noon ET. Fans of football can look forward to an exhilarating experience as teams choose their picks and add new talent to their rosters.
AZ Cardinals Draft Picks 2023 FAQs
The 2023 NFL Draft weekend takes place on April 27-29. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday. It begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. This year, it’s located in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. Fans from all over the country attend one of the NFL’s biggest events.
The Cardinals have eight selections in the 2023 NFL Draft including three compensatory selections. The team doesn’t have a pick in the seventh round but selects twice in the third and sixth rounds.
The Arizona Cardinals have the No. 3 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort has eight total picks in the first six rounds for his new head coach Jonathan Gannon. Kliff Kingsbury and the team parted ways after last season.