2013 NFL mock drafts: A collection of mocks from around the web

Steve Dykes

We take a look at a collection of mock drafts both from NFL.com and a variety of other sites around the web.

There are many unknowns for the Arizona Cardinals heading into the 2013 season. First of all, the team needs to hire a head coach still. After that, the new group needs to figure out the offense and, with that, the quarterback position. Is Kevin Kolb going to accept a salary reduction to play? Do the Cards even want him around anymore?

Apparently, not many believe he is the guy -- and for good reason. He can't ever stay healthy. That is why so many NFL Draft experts are mocking the Cardinals as taking a quarterback in the first round with the seventh overall pick.

Below, you will see a list of links followed by who each person believes the Cards will take. Get ready to see a lot of quarterback names tossed around.

Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis and Gil Brandt each have Arizona taking a QB with the seventh overall pick, but they are split on who that exact person will be. The NFL.com writers tabbed either Matt Barkley from USC or Geno Smith from West Virginia as the guy for the Cards.

Josh Norris, another NFL.com writer, has Luke Joeckel, the premiere offensive tackle in this draft, dropping all the way to #7 and right into Arizona's lap.

Joeckel is not the only top tier offensive tackle prospect, though. In fact, Albert Breer has the Cardinals taking someone else at that position. Eric Fisher, an offensive tackle from Central Michigan, has established himself as one of the better blindside protectors as well.

The SB Nation national page thinks the Cardinals land Tyler Wilson -- another QB prospect -- in the first round.

Two of CBS' top writers in Rob Rang and Dane Brugler have the Cards going QB as well with Matt Barkley and Tyler Wilson, respectively.

Finally, Walter Football believes the Cards try to upgrade their pass rush by taking Barkevious Mingo, an outside linebacker from LSU.

Have your opinions on who the Cards take at #7 changed as the offseason has gone along? I personally have no clue what the Cards plan on doing right now, as they still need to get a head coach in place.

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