In previous projections, we have seen a pass rusher, an offensive lineman and quarterbacks. These are arguably the team's biggest needs. With Fairburn's projections, Arizona takes care of the quarterback and tackle positions with their first two picks.
At number 20, Arizona grabs a quarterback -- Fresno State QB Derek Carr, whose stock has risne for his work at last week.
After a strong showing at the Senior Bowl, Derek Carr will begin to pop up in the top 10 of mock drafts again. He's still a flawed prospect, and it's tough to see him as more than a late first-round player. The Cardinals would be a perfect fit for him. Carr would be able to sit behind Carson Palmer for a while, and his arm strength is exactly what Bruce Arians looks for in his vertical passing offense.
In round two, Arizona goes with the offensive line, looking to replace Bradley Sowell.
The offensive line remains an issue for Arizona. The Cardinals would be wise to address the position early in the 2014 NFL Draft. Morgan Moses drew positive reviews for his work at the Senior Bowl and should be considered a Day 2 pick.
On paper, the picks are solid choices. They address both the offensive line and the quarterback position. However, the players come with question marks. Carr has been said to wilt under any pressure.
Seth Cox had an interesting observation about Moses.
When you watch Morgan Moses play he moves like he's 50 til the ball is snapped... I don't know if that's good or bad...— Seth Cox (@SethCoxFB) January 28, 2014
Of course, the other side of that is the fact that Moses no longer looks 50.
Would you like to see the draft go this way? Who is is on your short list at number 20, or even at 52?
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