Someone mentioned it -- the offseason means getting a mock draft. Well, now I can start sharing some projections or situations for the NFL Draft at the end of April.
The Arizona Cardinals will have the 24th pick in the first round. That much we know.
What does the most recent mock from SB Nation's Dan Kadar say?
Later in the round, when the Arizona Cardinals select, he projects an offensive lineman -- right tackle T.J. Clemmings out of Pittsburgh.
The Cardinals have a few obvious needs, but arguably none is bigger than right tackle. A player like Clemmings is a natural on the right side and fits perfectly in Bruce Arians' system.
Taking a tackle is certainly fine, but there is an issue -- saying there is arguably no greater need than right tackle.
Bobby Massie isn't perfect, but he is certainly fine at the position. He plays anywhere between an average to an above average right tackle.
He wasn't a problem this season.
That being said, he will be a free agent after the 2015 season. Drafting a player to replace him isn't the worst idea.
Clemmings is 6-5, 305 pounds and athletic.
An interesting name drafted two picks later is Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. It could be argued that running back is a greater need than right tackle for the Cardinals.
What would you think of a pick of Clemming at No. 24?