NFL mock draft 2013: Cardinals get pass rusher, 2 OL in 3-round mock

Steve Dykes

SB Nation mocked the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. Cardinals fans will like how they turn out.

With the Arizona Cardinals needing offensive line help and talent to rush the quarterback, the most recent mock draft projections for the team will be pleasing to fans. SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn mocked the first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, and the Cardinals pick up exactly what they need, including a very pleasant surprise in the third round.

In the first round, the Cards forgo the offensive line with Lane Johnson available. Instead, they get Oregon's Dion Jordan, "one of the top defensive playmakers to fill a need at outside linebacker."

The offensive line does not get neglected, though. In the second round, Arizona picks up "athletic" tackle Terron Armstead.

The surprise is in the third round. Somehow, Larry Warford is still available. In other mock drafts, he goes high in the second round. to see him still on the board in the third at number 69 is, as Fairburn describes, "a steal" that the cards have to jump on.

So...a potentially elite pass rusher, an athletic tackle and a very strong guard. I spell the first two days of the draft like this -- S-U-C-C-E-S-S. (OK, that was a little over the top, right?)

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