I know its still early to predict any kind of mocking up of any drafts, but realistically, unless by some miracle the Cardinals win out, it looks like the Cardinals will at the very least will be picking in the top 10. We all know about the glaring holes in the offensive line and the quarterback situation as well as a need for a MLB to go along up and coming DWash and a CB to shut down the receiver opposite of PP21. So that being said; how would you guys feel if the Cardinals draft ended up looking like this?
Round 1: Taylor Lewan – OT Michigan. (Alternates: MLB Manti Te’o, OT Jake Matthews) Assuming Joeckel is off the board; Levi Brown could move into a more natural guard position and rid of us Adam Snyder who has proved pretty much worthless.
Round 2: Aaron Murray – QB UGA. (Alternates: QB Matt Barkley, MLB Kevin Minter) If Murray declares eligible, might be the Andy Dalton of the 2013 draft. He challenges defenders down the field and has clean, solid mechanics along with a quick, efficient release.
Round 3: Montee Ball – RB Wisconsin (Alternates: C Khaled Holmes, OLB Sean Porter) Ball tired Barry Sanders for rushing TD’s in a season with 39 and this year he broke the NCAA record for career TD’s despite an injury and losing his two best offensive lineman.
Round 4: Omoregie Uzzi – OG GA Tech (Alternates: DT Arby Jones, DE Malliciah Goodman, QB Mike Glennon) Uzzi is a great run blocker since he played in the Yellow Jackets triple option. He stays low in his blocks and explodes off the line.
Round 5: Phillip Thomas – SS Fresno State. (Alternatives: N/A) Standing at 6’1" 215 lbs Thomas is responsible for 20 turnovers in his career (13 INTS, 6 FF, and 1 FR) and was a top finalist for the Thorpe Award for the best defensive player in the NCAA alongside Dee Milliner and Johnathan Banks in 2012.
Round 6: Michael Mauti – OLB Penn State (Alternates N/A) Mauti may be more sorted for MLB due to his read/react skills and his natural awareness if he gained a little more weight. He’s not a burner by any sense but is compared to Paul Posluszny and Sean Lee (both selected in the second round) he could be a possible steal.
Round 7: Dustin Hopkins – K FSU (Alternatives N/A) Hopkins has made 81 FGs in his career as a Seminole and has a long of 56 yards. He was only 11 FGs away before his game against Florida to become the NCAA career leader in points by kicking.