The Arizona Cardinals weren’t on the right side of a lot of games this season, going 4-13 and missing the NFL Playoffs for the seventh time in the last eight seasons.
The Cardinals did succeed just enough down the stretch to slide down the NFL’s draft order slightly, with their record landing them the No. 4 pick.
While a few media outlets, including USA Today, have Arizona landing former Ohio State standout wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. with the fourth pick, the odds seem to favor a franchise-altering player in the trenches.
Cardinals first-round draft odds provided by BetArizona.com — which aren’t available at Arizona sportsbooks — favor Rimington Award winner Olumuyiwa Fashanu of Penn State (+225) and SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year Dallas Turner of Alabama (+400) as their first round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Here’s who else could wind up in the Valley when the 2024 NFL Draft kicks off April 25 from Detroit.
Cardinals 2024 NFL Draft First-Round Pick Odds
Arizona sports betting apps list San Francisco as the Super Bowl favorite in advance of the NFL playoffs at +225.
Cardinals Could Look to NFL Draft for Help Up Front
The leading candidates to hear their name called by Arizona this year are Fashanu and Turner, though there’s still a chance Harrison could slip past the Bears, Commanders and Patriots — all of whom need a franchise quarterback, rather than a generational talent at wide receiver.
Harrison is No. 3 on our odds board at +450, while Notre Dame offensive tackle Joe Alt and LSU wideout Malik Nabers are listed at +900 apiece. Alt was an unanimous All-American selection in 2023 for the Fighting Irish, while Nabers was a stud out wide for LSU this fall, with 1,569 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns to go with 1,017 yards and three scores a year ago.
Like Alt, Nabers was also a unanimous All-American pick this season, while the Louisiana native was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award that ultimately went to Harrison.
The one thing that seems certain at the moment is Arizona should have no problem landing a franchise-caliber player with their first round selection come April 25. As the draft gets closer, check out BetArizona.com for AZ sportsbook promos to be used for draft wagers.