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Arizona Cardinals 2009 Mock Draft

Eventhough the season is not yet over, this time of the year there are numerous mock drafts floating around. Normally we're looking forward to the draft, but this year, we're looking forward to the playoffs. It doesn't hurt to think about what may come in next years draft does it? Surprisingly, the majority of current mock drafts have the Cardinals taking an offensive player in the first round. Lets dive into what the "experts" think.

  • Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia - Tim Hightower looked pretty impressive when he eclipsed 100 yards against the Rams, but everyone has done that when playing St. Louis this season. Hightower seems like he'll be a very good goal-line back for years to come, but he doesn't look like an every-down runner. The explosive Knowshon Moreno would be a nice complement.

  • Alex Mack, C, California - It is pretty rare for a true center to go in the first round of the NFL Draft and it has only happened a total of three times this decade (Jeff Faine, Chris Spencer and Nick Mangold) but Alex Mack could be one of those rare exceptions. Not only does Mack possess all the physical tools you look for but he also earns high marks in the intangibles department, which means he is basically the total package...

  • Chris (Beenie) Wells, RB, Ohio State - Wells (6' 1" 225 lbs/ 4.46 speed) has all the talent in the world and might go much higher than this. The Cardinals might release RB Edgerrin James in the off season.

  • Chris (Beenie) Wells, RB, Ohio State - This may seem like a low spot for Wells to go as the first running back taken in the 2009 NFL Draft, but when you look at the team needs of the squads with picks above this spot, it makes sense. Teams like Houston managed to fill running back needs in the super-deep 2008 Draft, which could cause a talent like Wells to drop to this spot. Remember when Steven Jackson fell to the #24 spot in the 2004 draft? We might see something similar in 2009.

  • Duke Robinson, G, Oklahoma - The Cardinals need to improve a couple aspects of their game for the 2009 NFL Season. Duke Robinson is a great Guard who can play any of the Offensive Line positions. He will help the Cardinals in the 2009 NFL Season with protection and also making holes for the up and coming Tim Hightower. Look for Robinson to make an immediate impact on the offensive line and the Run game.

  • George Selvie, DE/OLB, Arizona - Selvie's stock has fell some the past few months, but he still looks to be a first rounder. He is more of a tweener, not a true DE, but not really a true OLB. The Cardinals could probably use him both on the line and standing up, just like the Ravens do with Terrell Suggs

  • Victor Harris, CB, Virginia Tech - Unlike former teammate Brandon Flowers, Harris decided to return for his senior year. He has tremendous ball skills and is a legit 4.3 40-yard dash guy, which will only boost his stock in the postseason.