Arizona Cardinals Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Arizona Cardinals Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Arizona Cardinals from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Cardinals:
Pro Football Network - DiCecco (6/7)
12) Arizona Cardinals: Paulson Adebo, CB Stanford
I'm admittedly banking on Adebo's upside here, as the Stanford cornerback didn't quite live up to expectations in 2019, but his upside is undeniable. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound cornerback gives the Cardinals a lengthy perimeter defender with plus ball skills and physical traits. He'll team with Byron Murphy to give Arizona a new-look cornerback tandem.
Fox Sports - McIntyre (6/7)
24. Arizona Cardinals -- Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
It feels like the Cardinals are building something on both sides of the football. A secondary of Patrick Peterson, Budda Baker, Byron Murphy and Holland has some promise.
Walter Football (5/19)
17. Arizona Cardinals: Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina
The Cardinals have needed a No. 2 cornerback across from Patrick Peterson for quite some time. They may need a replacement soon because Peterson's contract expires soon.
Israel Mukuamu is a big cornerback (6-4, 205) who enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign.
CBS Sports - Edwards (5/12)
10. Arizona Cardinals: Marvin Wilson, DL, Florida State
Arizona added Isaiah Simmons in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. It can do him a favor by adding an explosive nose tackle to occupy blockers. The Cardinals would become stronger up the middle of their defense.
CBS Sports - Trapasso (5/4)
12. Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Surtain II, DB, Alabama
Surtain his big, athletic, has NFL bloodlines and emerged in 2019 at Alabama. He's primed to go very early in 2021, and the Cardinals need more defensive back help.
PFF - Renner (4/30)
11. Arizona Cardinals -- CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
The first cornerback off the board? Farley has those kinds of physical tools. Listed at 6-foot-2, 207 pounds, Farley has the kind of size NFL evaluators love to see at the position. He also has the production we love, with a 90.3 coverage grade last year and a 26.8 passer rating allowed.
San Diego Union Tribune (4/29)
11. Arizona (50/1) -- Patrick Surtain Jr., CB, Alabama
The former five-star recruit has NFL DNA (father was an All-Pro corner who played 11 seasons) and prototypical traits.
SI - Hanson (4/27)
11. Arizona Cardinals: Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
Another draft, another Ohio State cornerback in the first round. After playing in the slot with 2020 first-rounders Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette outside, Wade will move to outside cornerback next season. The former five-star recruit has the size, length and athleticism to excel there as well. Not only have the Cardinals been searching for an upgrade opposite Patrick Peterson for a long time, but Peterson is entering a contract year in his age-30 season.
Bleacher Report - Miller (4/27)
9. Arizona Cardinals -- OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas
Kliff Kingsbury and the Arizona Cardinals focused on defense in the first round of the 2020 draft and instead waited for Houston's Josh Jones in Round 3. But with D.J. Humphries' play uneven and his future uncertain, the front office is in position to get a very athletic, very promising left tackle in Texas' Samuel Cosmi in 2021.
Cosmi is a natural athlete and a smooth operator at left tackle. With Jones likely moving to right tackle in the NFL, if Humphries regresses to his more consistent level of play this season, the Cardinals must consider a first-rounder at tackle to keep Kyler Murray and the high-octane offense operating.
SB Nation - Kadar (4/27)
11. Arizona Cardinals: Trey Smith, G, Tennessee
Smith could be the rare top-of-the-first-round guard in 2021. The 6'6, 335-pound Smith has history at left tackle and left guard, and will probably be projected as an interior player in the NFL.
The Athletic - Brugler (4/27)
10. Arizona Cardinals -- *Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
The son of a three-time Pro Bowler, Surtain has the bloodlines and talent to develop into a top-10 draft pick. He's a good-sized athlete, and it was easy to confuse Surtain and Trevon Diggs on Alabama's 2019 tape. He should continue to get better in 2020.
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