The Arizona Cardinals were one of the few teams without a first-round selection in last week’s NFL Draft, thanks to their trade for Baltimore Ravens receiver Marquise Brown shortly before the event kicked off.
And the acquisition of Brown will get put to the test immediately, as reports say Arizona receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be suspended for six games next season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy
The addition of Brown, who had more than 1,000 receiving yards and six touchdowns a year ago, and the news of Hopkins’ suspension did little to move the Arizona sports betting needle, however.
The Cardinals are still in the middle of the pack in NFL betting championship odds.
Arizona was able to add Brown via trade, in addition to Colorado State TE Trey McBride, San Diego State DE Cameron Thomas and Cincinnati DE Myjai Sanders.
McBride was among the best tight ends in the draft, a year after hauling in 1,121 receiving yards on 90 catches for the Rams, while Thomas had 23.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks for the Aztecs a year ago.
Both are the highlights of the team’s eight-person draft class, with the Cardinals looking to make it back to the postseason for a second straight season in 2022.
Who the Cardinals Selected in the 2022 NFL Draft
The Cardinals added eight players, including three defensive ends, a guard, a defensive back, and more, in this year’s draft class.
Here’s a full breakdown of who Arizona selected in the 2022 event:
- Round 2 (55th overall): Trey McBride (Colorado State TE)
- Round 3 (87th overall): Cameron Thomas (San Diego State DE)
- Round 3 (100th overall): Myjai Sanders (Cincinnati DE)
- Round 6 (201st overall): Keontay Ingram (USC RB)
- Round 6 (215th overall): Lecitus Smith (Virginia Tech guard)
- Round 7 (244th overall): Christian Matthew (Valdosta State DB)
- Round 7 (256th overall): Jesse Luketa (Penn State LB)
- Round 7 (257th overall): Marquis Hayes (Oklahoma guard)
Cardinals Super Bowl Odds See Little Change After Draft
The Cardinals still find themselves in the middle of the pack at Arizona sportsbooks when it comes to Super Bowl LVII futures.
Arizona’s odds have fallen on BetMGM Arizona, from +2000 on April 26 to +2500 on Monday, going from ninth to 14th overall in the 32-team league.
Elsewhere, the Cardinals are listed at +2500 to win the Super Bowl on DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, +2700 on FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona and +3000 to win it all at Caesars Sportsbook Arizona.
It appears Kyler Murray (who is still unhappy with his contract status) and his teammates’ hopes of advancing past the Wild Card round for the first time in six years will rest on their ability to overcome disadvantageous odds.