ARIZONA CARDINALS

Sikkema: Zach Allen lone ‘mulligan’ in Cardinals’ 2019 NFL Draft class

May 27, 2019, 1:12 PM | Updated: 7:18 pm
Arizona Cardinals' Zach Allen (97), Nate Brooks (41) and Cameron Malveaux (94) work out during an N...
Arizona Cardinals' Zach Allen (97), Nate Brooks (41) and Cameron Malveaux (94) work out during an NFL football organized team activity, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
(AP Photo/Matt York)

The Arizona Cardinals earned high grades for their decisions during the 2019 NFL Draft by many publications.

But as they say; hindsight is 20-20.

Trevor Sikkema of The Draft Network mostly echoed public sentiment saying “there isn’t really much to complain about” with the Cardinals selections, but he did offer one alternative for the Cardinals third round choice of Boston College defensive end Zach Allen.

Sikkema suggested that Arizona should have gone with Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich.

Winovich is a bit more slippery, can rush with speed better and has a better eye for gap penetration. Allen will be fine for the Cardinals, I think, but I don’t think he was their best choice there, whether at the EDGE position or elsewhere.


Sikkema went on to say that he didn’t believe Allen had any overwhelming tools but that he does a bunch of different things well.

Allen projects as a second string edge rusher in the Cardinals new 3-4 alignment behind Chandler Jones on the depth chart.

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Sikkema: Zach Allen lone ‘mulligan’ in Cardinals’ 2019 NFL Draft class