2013 NFL mock draft: 1st round trade leads to Arizona Cardinals and a pass rusher

Stacy Revere

The Miami Dolphins sneak in and nab Lane Johnson ahead of the Cards.

With the NFL Draft just a few days away, the time for mock drafts is almost over. Matthew Fairburns' most recent projections for SB Nation features some draft day trades, one that affects the Arizona Cardinals. According to Fairburns, the Miami Dolphins will trade up to the sixth pick over all and select Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson.

Johnson has been projected to go to the Cardinals in many mocks, but in these projections, the three top offensive tackles all are off the board by the sixth pick.

What do the Cardinals do then with number seven? The go with another big need -- the pass rush.

In these projections, the Cardinals opt for LSU's Barkevious Mingo.

"With the top three defensive tackles off the board, the Cardinals turn to the pass rush, securing arguably the most explosive edge rusher in this class in Barkevious Mingo," writes Fairburn. "Mingo's production wasn't as impressive as some would have hoped in 2012, but if utilized more effectively, he could be dangerous."

Ezekiel Ansah and Chance Warmack are all still available in that situation. If you were the Cardinals and Johnson were off the board, and you wanted to make the best pick, would you go with Mingo, Warmack or Ansah?

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