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Arizona Cardinals



ARIZONA CARDINALS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: January 26

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
OT
DL3T
EDGE
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
WR
OG
OC
NT
DL5T
SFTY
CBN

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
ILB

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
TE
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)
WRS

Minimal Need (P9)
QB


CARDINALS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: 2023 CMD#2
Most recent mock draft update: 1/26/2023

R1
3
Arizona (Trade)
Will Anderson Jr.
Alabama
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
243
Will Anderson Jr. NFL Draft photo
SEA g DEN (R Wilson)
For the fifth time in its franchise history, the Arizona Cardinals will pick third overall in the NFL draft. Their past #3 overall picks have netted mostly good results, including Simeon Rice in 1996, Andre Wadsworth in 1998, and Larry Fitzgerald in 2004. The Cardinals will search for their next legend in the 2023 draft as they say goodbye to another one. Their new pick will likely be J.J. Watt's replacement on the defensive line, with big shoes to fill almost immediately. Either Will Anderson or Jalen Carter, the likely candidates, will be compared ad nauseam to Watt after he seemingly left the game with still a lot left in the tank, starting all 16 games and securing the sixth season of his career with 10+ sacks.

The one making the final decision on that pick will be newly hired General Manager, Monti Ossenfort, who made headlines in his first press conference, sternly declaring that "ego will not be tolerated in this organization." We'll see.

Ossenfort is the franchise's first outside hire for General Manager in nearly three decades, working as director of player personnel for the Titans since 2020. Before that, he worked with the New England Patriots starting in 2006, starting as an area scout before moving up to assistant director of college scouting and finally a director of college scouting before moving to Tennessee. With Ossenfort, Arizona also hired new Assistant GM Dave Sears, the Detroit Lions' Director of College Scouting. With these additions, the franchise has emphasized scouting and obtaining the right players as they begin their rebuild from a highly disappointing season to round off an extremely frustrating era of football.

New faces for a new era. The first pick of many is likely to be an easy one. But the Cardinals have a lot of holes to fill on both the offensive and defensive lines as well as deciding whether to replace an aging and expensive core. It's a baptism by fire for the new front office while the hunt for the head coach to replace the Thailand-bound Kliff Kingsbury continues.
R2
34
Arizona
Garrett Williams
Syracuse
CB
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'0
Weight:
190
Garrett Williams NFL Draft photo
R3
66
Arizona
Anton Harrison
Oklahoma
OT
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
309
Anton Harrison NFL Draft photo
R3
96
Arizona (Comp)
Calijah Kancey
Pitt
DL5T
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
275
Calijah Kancey NFL Draft photo
R4
104
Arizona
Dorian Williams
Tulane
ILB
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
225
Dorian Williams NFL Draft photo
R5
167
Arizona (Comp)
Jacob Slade
Michigan State
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-31
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
315
Jacob Slade NFL Draft photo
R6
178
Arizona
Trevon Flowers
Tennessee
S
Reach/Value:
+18
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
200
Trevon Flowers NFL Draft photo
R6
213
Arizona (Comp)
Elijah Higgins
Stanford
WR
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
234
Elijah Higgins 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
2022 2 55 Trey McBride Colorado State TE Value +1
2022 3 87 Cameron Thomas San Diego State DL5T Value +24
2022 3 100 Myjai Sanders Cincinnati EDGE Value +21
2022 6 201 Keaontay Ingram USC RB Reach -121
2022 6 215 Lecitus Smith Virginia Tech OG Value +63
2022 7 244 Christian Matthew Valdosta State DB Reach -118
2022 7 256 Jesse Luketa Penn State OLB Reach -29
2022 7 257 Marquis Hayes Oklahoma OG Value +136
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