The combine ends today so you can imagine that the mock draft boards will be changing. They've already changed in a matter of a week and the majority feel the Cardinals will be selecting tight end Jermaine Gresham. I'm not sure how I feel on this one. I'm assuming the Cardinals will bring back Ben Patrick and Stephen Spach with Anthony Becht as the odd man out. If that should happen, I can't imagine them selecting a tight end with the 26th overall pick when defense is such a high priority. Here's your mock draft round up:
NFL mock draft 2010 - First Round - Jermaine Gresham, TE - Oklahoma
He is 6-6, the best tight end in the draft, and if Matt Leinart is going to have any immediate impact running this franchise, he is going to need a big target he can find quick. That's Gresham, even though he missed all of last season due to injury.
2010 Mock NFL Draft by FFToolbox - 1st Round - Brandon Graham, DE - Michigan
Whether the Cardinals choose to re-sign Karlos Dansby or trade Anquan Boldin could dictate what they do here. Regardless, they have been looking for an outside pass rusher and the 6'1 Graham was named MVP of the Senior Bowl after generating two sacks and forcing a fumble.
2010 Mock Draft - 1st Round - Charles Brown, OT - USC
Kurt Warner's quick release and incredible pocket awareness have masked the Cardinals offensive line issues for the past few years. But with Leinart under center those weaknesses will quickly be exposed. Left tackle Mike Gandy is an unrestricted free agent and right tackle Levi Brown has been a liability in pass protection. Charles Brown may not have the unlimited upside of someone like Bruce Campbell, but he is more polished right now and may be the safer pick.
2010 Mock Draft - 2nd Round - Amari Spievey, CB - Iowa
The Cardinals are lacking quality depth in their secondary.
2010 NFL Mock Draft - 1st Round - Jermaine Gresham, TE - Oklahoma
The Cardinals are going to be a completely different team now that Kurt Warner has retired. There are a few holes on this squad, but first and foremost is giving Matt Leinart a reliable target to dump the ball off to. With Anquan Boldin possibly leaving, Jermaine Gresham could become a staple of this offense.
Draft Empire - 1st Round - Jermaine Gresham, TE - Oklahoma
With a new starting quarterback the Cardinals might need to go the predictable safety-valve route. Gresham suffered a season-ending injury early in the 2009 campaign, but still projects as the best tight end prospect in the class. In addition to having ideal size, Gresham is a smooth route runner and has reliable hands.
2010 NFL Mock Draft, Version 1.0 - 1st Round - Tim Tebow, QB - Florida
This one is pure projection on my behalf, but hear me out: Tebow's rough week at the Senior Bowl notwithstanding, it's only going to take one team to fall in love with him to make him a low first-rounder.
2010 NFL Mock Draft - 1st Round - Bruce Campbell, OT - Maryland
Campbell ran an official 4.85-second 40-yard dash, turned in a 32-inch vertical jump and put up 34 repetitions on the standard 225-pound bench press.
2010 NFL Mock Draft - 1st Round - Dan Williams, DT - Tennessee
I had the Cardinals taking an OT with this pick previously. With this pick I have them taking Dan Williams because he is a great player and he is falling late in this 2010 NFL Mock Draft.
WalterFootball.com: 1st Round - Sean Weatherspoon, ILB - Missouri
Weatherspoon is a natural 4-3 weakside linebacker, but he could also be very effective in the middle of a 3-4. He'll take Dansby's spot and offer his tremendous leadership to an Arizona defense that surrendered 90 points in its final two games last year.