Arizona Cardinals trade for former Raiders second-round cornerback Trayvon Mullen
The Cardinals finally made an addition to their thin cornerbacks corps, trading with the Raiders for former second-round pick Trayvon Mullen.
The trade is contingent on Mullen passing a physical.
The price was reportedly a: seventh-round pick that could move to a sixth based on: Mullen played 10 games. Mullen was expected to be released by Las Vegas, but with the Cardinals low on the waiver-wire list, this was a way to ensure to get Mullen on the roster.
Mullen played in only five games last season after suffering foot and toe injuries. He started 31 of 37 games for the Raiders with four interceptions. He was drafted 40th overall in 2019, after the Cardinals took starting cornerback Byron Murphy at No. 33 overall.
The Cardinals now have five of the top 40 draft picks in the 2019 draft. first-rounders Kyler Murray and Hollywood Brown and second-rounders Murphy, Mullen and Cody Ford. Mullen was also a college teammate of Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder not only has a chance to play immediately for the Cardinals but also has familiarity in playing against the Chiefs, the Cardinals’ Week 1 opponent. Mullen picked off Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes back in 2020.