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Arizona Cardinals



ARIZONA CARDINALS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: January 12

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
EDGE
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
RB
TE

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
OG

Depth Fill (P4)
OT
OC
NT
DL3T
OLB
SFTY

Late Round Fill (P6)
RBC
WR
WRS
DL5T
ILB

Minimal Need (P9)
QB


CARDINALS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #13
Most recent mock draft update: 1/12/2022

R1
24
Arizona
Roger McCreary
Auburn
CB
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
193
Roger McCreary NFL Draft photo
The Cardinals limp into the playoffs after losing four of their last five games to end the 2021 season. The final nail in the coffin, a 38-30 defeat in a shootout against the Seattle Seahawks, helped cost Arizona the division. The defense simply failed to show up, allowing Russ to Cook for possibly the last time in a Seahawks uniform with three touchdowns and permitting Rashad Penny to steamroll his way to 190 yards and a touchdown.

It was the third time in four games that the Cardinals pass defense allowed at least three touchdowns through the air. An area that will simply need to improve heading into the postseason tournament if the Cardinals are to make any noise. Now, Arizona heads to Los Angeles to play the Rams for a third time this year in the wild-card round. The secondary already is missing cornerbacks Marco Wilson and Robert Alford, and depth piece Kevin Peterson suffered a concussion early Sunday. With all the losses to the defense, new faces will need to step up.

Cornerback Roger McCreary won't help in these playoffs, but his playmaking, run support and ball skills will help the consistency in the backline of the defense that seemed to be one of the missing pieces the last month of the 2021 season.

- Dylan Rudolph, Cardinals Analyst
R2
56
Arizona
Kyren Williams
Notre Dame
RB
Reach/Value:
+22
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
194
Kyren Williams NFL Draft photo
R3
88
Arizona
Arnold Ebiketie
Penn State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
240
Arnold Ebiketie NFL Draft photo
R5
152
Arizona (Trade)
Sam LaPorta
Iowa
TE
Reach/Value:
+12
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
249
Sam LaPorta NFL Draft photo
PHI g ARI (Z Ertz)
R6
184
Arizona
Ben Brown
Ole Miss
OG
Reach/Value:
-30
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
315
Ben Brown NFL Draft photo
R7
216
Arizona
Kobie Whiteside
Missouri
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+12
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
300
Kobie Whiteside 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
2021 1 16 Zaven Collins Tulsa OLB Reach -18
2021 2 49 Rondale Moore Purdue WRS Value +21
2021 4 136 Marco Wilson Florida CB Value +2
2021 6 210 Victor Dimukeje Duke EDGE Value +19
2021 6 223 Tay Gowan Central Florida CB Value +12
2021 7 243 James Wiggins Cincinnati S Value +8
2021 7 247 Michal Menet Penn State OC Value +6
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