The Cardinals have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and while recent speculation has focused on Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, most draftniks list a trio of defensive linemen atop the prospect perch.
Ohio State’s Nick Bosa played defensive end in college, but at about 260 pounds, would seem to fit better as an outside linebacker in the Cardinals’ 3-4 scheme.
The idea of a position change can be concerning, but new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said the move would not be a big deal.
“4-3 college ends, they grow to be outside ‘backers,” Joseph said. “It’s a learned ability.”
Joseph brought up a pertinent recent example. The Broncos took Bradley Chubb with the No. 5 overall selection in last year’s draft and he excelled out of the gate despite the position switch.