Arizona Cardinals Mock Draft Round Up

Offensive tackle, Bruce Campbell.

It's been a while since we've done a mock draft round up so I scoured the web for the most mock drafts I could find and posted them here. Take a look to see who these "experts"  have the Cardinals selecting.

Draft Tech - Ricky Sapp, OLB Clemson

A highly adaptable pass-rusher that can line up all over the field in the Cards' hybrid defensive alignment - the Clemson standout fits the bill at both DE and OLB for Whisenhunt.

Draft Countdown - Bruce Campbell, OT Maryland

With the top tier of offensive tackles already off the board the Cardinals may opt to take a chance on Maryland’s Bruce Campbell. Perhaps a bit overhyped, Campbell only started 17 games in college and isn’t the Top 10 overall pick some have made him out to be but it wouldn’t be a shock if he snuck into the latter part of round one.  An amazing athlete with prototypical size (6-7, 310) and nimble feet, Campbell is still raw and has some durability concerns but his potential is almost limitless.

Football's Future - Anthony Davis, OT Rutgers

The offense has the ability to be one of the leagues most explosive and adding talent to the line will only make it better.

 

The New NFL Draft - Bruce Campbell, OT Maryland

The Cardinals defensive line has improved over the years with the addition of Calais Campbell and some other notables. So instead of going defensive line I have them taking an athletic Left Tackle. Campbell is a very good tackle could be good at the next level and help both with the pass and run game in this 2010 NFL Draft.

Walter Football -

Round 1: Brandon Graham, OLB Michigan

This may seem a bit low for Brandon Graham, who had an incredible Senior Bowl. Two things to consider here: First, at 6-1, Graham could struggle as a 4-3 end in the NFL, so he's a much better fit in the 3-4. And second, teams are much more hesitant to take rush linebackers now because the conversion is so unpredictable.

Round 2: Kyle Calloway, OT Iowa

Mike Gandy, who just entered his 30s, surrendered 6.5 sacks in 2008, and gave up eight sacks and eight penalties this year before landing on IR. He'll be a free agent after the 2009 NFL season. Backup Jeremy Bridges played relatively well in relief of Gandy at first, but was exposed as the season progressed

Round 3: Jarrett Brown, QB West Virginia

Jarrett Brown has the tools to fit Arizona's vertical offense, but he's raw and needs some time to develop.

Round 4: Matt Tennant, C Boston College

Lyle Sendlein has played better this season, but you saw it in that Monday night game - the 49ers just had a beat on Sendlein, which is how they were able to get to Kurt Warner so easily. The Cardinals, who don't have very many needs, could use an upgrade at the center position.

My NFL Draft -

Round 1: Brian Price, DT UCLA

Round 2: Selvish Capers, OT West Virginia

The Football Expert -

Round 1: Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma

The Cards could use an impact tight end and will hope Greshamfalls. They missed on Leonard Pope in the third round (2006) and he is now a Chief. Remember Stephen Spach’s dramatic wild card game against the Falcons? He hasn’t been the same since. Left tackle is also wobbly with Gandy aging. Last year right about here (#20) the Lions took Oklahoma State’s Pettigrew and this year it is a different Big XII player looking like the consensus top tight end in the field. His knee injury makes his draft stock hard to gauge right now, but this feels right.

Round 2: Tony Pike, QB Cincinatti

Matt Leinart has been disastrous at times and is not exactly the poster boy for working hard as a professional football player. Remember when Aaron Rodgers was poised to take over for Brett Favre? The Packers took a quarterback in the second and seventh round. I am probably more of a Pike fan than most, but he does need some seasoning and to pack on a few pounds.

Draft King - Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma

Injury deep-sixed Gresham's season almost before it began, but people with memories of 2008 and before know that Gresham is a serious receiving threat who can also block well and do basically anything you'd want out of a tight end. Adding another viable receiving threat to Arizona's offense would be a frightening prospect for the rest of the NFC West.

That does it for the mock drafts from around the web. The most surprising part about all of them is the lack of a linebacker taken in the 1st round. That position seems like the Cardinals biggest concern at this point. What are your thoughts?

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