Monday is mock draft day and SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn has a new two-round mock. In these projections, the first round pick is a familiar one, as one again UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr falls to Arizona with the 20th pick overall. The Cardinals, looking for pass rushing help, gladly take him.
Here is where the fall of Anthony Barr ends. Yes, Barr is long and fast, two nice qualities for a pass rusher to have. He was also a productive player in college. He doesn't make sense for most teams between picks 10 and 20, and he's a bit of a flawed player. He doesn't have many pass-rush moves and tends to miss tackles in space. There is some room to grow, but is he developed enough to warrant a top-10 pick? Maybe not. Barr does make sense for the Cardinals at 20, though. They need pass rushers for their 3-4 defense, and Barr is worth the risk at this point.
In the second round, Arizona goes with a player who will not be able to contribute much in Year 1. They take Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin, who tore his ACL during Senior Bowl practices, with the 52nd overall pick.
Between Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu, the Arizona Cardinals have the foundation for a formidable secondary. They need to continue adding to it, though. Aaron Colvin tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl, but he may still have a shot to get drafted on the second day due to his versatility and size.
At 6-0, 182 pounds, he has some length and 4.5 second speed. He played both cornerback and safety in his Oklahoma career, giving Arizona some flexibility for the future. However, with a second round pick, you don't really want a guy that can't play in Year 1.
What do you think? Is he talented enough to pick up that early? He could make for an impressive duo with Patrick Peterson...or he could be Jamell Fleming, another Oklahoma CB the Cardinals took in recent years.
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