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Arizona Cardinals



ARIZONA CARDINALS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: 9/4/2020

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
OG
EDGE

Starter Need Medium (P3)
RB
WR
OT
TE
DL5T
CB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RBC
OC
DL3T

Depth Fill (P4)
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)
WRS
ILB
SFTY

Minimal Need (P9)
QB
NT


CARDINALS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #4
Most recent mock draft update: 9/9/2020

R1
14
Arizona
Walker Little
Stanford
OT
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
309
Walker Little NFL Draft photo
The Cardinals recently made safety Budda Baker the highest-paid safety in the NFL, extending the Pro-Bowler for four years worth $59M.

The move nearly shores up the back end of a young and promising defensive unit. With Baker, second-year cornerback Byron Murphy Jr., and rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons at the head, the Arizona defense now seems primed to become one of the better units in the league. An unmistakable hole remains in the secondary where a ball-hawking free safety would pair nicely next to Baker, who has yet to record an interception in the NFL. Still, the team should have enough cap room to address this next offseason with Patrick Peterson's enormous contract off its books and the probable retirement of Larry Fitzgerald and his $11M commitment.

What needed addressing in this mock draft was adding young talent to an offensive line that may lose some key pieces at the end of the upcoming season. With the possible departure of mauling veterans J.R. Sweezy and Max Garcia, now at the last year of their respective contracts, not to mention key reserves Kelvin Beachum and Justin Murray, the Cards will look to keep a premier offensive line in place to support HC Kliff Kingsbury's high-octane offense. Walker Little sure could use this extra year of development at Stanford, but his 6-foot-7, 309-pound frame and his athleticism and strength at the point of attack shows his potential. The team was lauded ("steal of the draft!!") for landing OT Josh Joses in RD3 in April, but maybe there was a reason for Jones' plunge. On Sept 1, it was reported that "Jones was never in the mix for the starting RT job", leaving the Cards scrambling for coverage. A look at the recent depth chart (Sept 8) however does in fact list Jones at starting RT opposite DJ Humphries. If Jones can show signs that he can develop into an elite NFL OT (well at least above average), we'll back off on OT as a Day 1 need in upcoming mocks.

In RD2 of this mock we're going interior OL with Cade Mays, who made 18 starts in his first two seasons at Georgia, and has the makings of a plug-n-play OG.

Make sure to visit DraftTek's new Arizona Cardinals Team Page to check out the entire mock draft roster. Team needs and historical draft picks are also provided.

- Dylan Rudolph, Cardinals Analyst

Twitter: @dyrudolph
R2
46
Arizona
Cade Mays
Tennessee
OG
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
318
Cade Mays NFL Draft photo
R3
78
Arizona
Cameron Goode
California
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-12
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
235
Cameron Goode NFL Draft photo
R5
141
Arizona
Keaontay Ingram
Texas
RB
Reach/Value:
+35
Height:
6'0''
Weight:
220
Keaontay Ingram NFL Draft photo
R6
173
Arizona
Jake Ferguson
Wisconsin
TE
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
230
Jake Ferguson NFL Draft photo
R7
205
Arizona
Juwuan Jones
Western Kentucky
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
270
Juwuan Jones NFL Draft photo


CARDINALS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 8 Isaiah Simmons Clemson S Value +5
2020 3 72 Josh Jones Houston OT Value +44
2020 4 114 Leki Fotu Utah DL1T Reach -7
2020 4 131 Rashard Lawrence LSU DL3T Value +6
2020 6 202 Evan Weaver California ILB Value +22
2020 7 222 Eno Benjamin Arizona State RBC Value +29
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 1 Kyler Murray Oklahoma QB Reach -3
2019 2 33 Byron Murphy Washington CB Value +18
2019 2 62 Andy Isabella UMass WRS Reach -18
2019 3 65 Zach Allen Boston College DL3T Value +8
2019 4 103 Hakeem Butler Iowa State WR Value +72
2019 5 139 Deionte Thompson Alabama S Value +104
2019 6 174 KeeSean Johnson Fresno State WR Reach -70
2019 6 179 Lamont Gaillard Georgia OC Value +59
2019 7 248 Joshua Miles Morgan State OT Reach -95
2019 7 249 Michael Dogbe Temple DL3T Value +73
2019 7 254 Caleb Wilson UCLA TE Value +108
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 10 Josh Rosen UCLA QB Value +6
2018 2 47 Christian Kirk Texas A&M WR Value +22
2018 3 97 Mason Cole Michigan OC Reach -73
2018 4 134 Chase Edmonds Fordham RB Reach -125
2018 6 182 Chris Campbell Penn State CB Reach -93
2018 7 254 Korey Cunningham Cincinnati OT Reach -101
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 13 Haason Reddick Temple ILB Reach -5
2017 2 36 Budda Baker Washington S Value +8
2017 3 98 Chad Williams Grambling St WRF Reach -90
2017 4 115 Dorian Johnson Pittsburgh G Value +12
2017 5 157 Will Holden Vanderbilt OT Value +16
2017 5 179 T. J. Logan North Carolina RB Value +6
2017 6 208 Rudy Ford Auburn S Reach -15
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 29 Robert Nkemdiche Ole Miss DL3T Value +12
2016 3 92 Brandon Williams Texas A&M CB Reach -60
2016 4 128 Evan Boehm Missouri OC Value +0
2016 5 167 Marqui Christian Midwestern St S Reach -293
2016 5 170 Cole Toner Harvard OT Value +37
2016 6 205 Harlan Miller SE Louisiana CB Value +32
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 24 D.J. Humphries Florida OT Reach -17
2015 2 58 Markus Golden Missouri EDGE Reach -33
2015 3 86 David Johnson Northern Iowa RB Reach -1
2015 4 116 Rodney Gunter Delaware St DL5T Reach -73
2015 5 158 Shaquille Riddick West Virginia EDGE Reach -86
2015 5 159 J.J. Nelson UAB WRS Reach -89
2015 7 256 Gerald Christian Louisville TE Reach -81
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 27 Deone Bucannon Washington St S Reach -26
2014 2 52 Troy Niklas Notre Dame TE Reach -12
2014 3 84 Kareem Martin North Carolina DL5T Value +16
2014 3 91 John Brown Pittsburg State WRS Reach -30
2014 4 120 Logan Thomas Virginia Tech QB Reach -61
2014 5 160 Ed Stinson Alabama EDGE Value +49
2014 6 196 Walter Powell Murray St CB Reach -44