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2015 NFL mock draft: 3 Defensive options for Arizona Cardinals with 24th pick

SB Nation's Dan Kadar mocks the first round again.

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The start of a new week means a new mock draft from SB Nation's Dan Kadar, Every week, he brings us new 2015 NFL Draft scenarios and also great scouting reports.

This time around, he makes a pick and gives a couple of other options with the pick.

For the  Arizona Cardinals, there is a familiar name and then more options for the defensive side of the ball.

Who are the Cards taking at number 24?

How about UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks, a name that comes up a lot. And the truth is he fits the bill as a Cardinals pick.

Although a player like Kendricks wouldn't improve the team's pass rush, he would give them an impactful player in every other area. He's arguably the draft's best coverage linebacker, plays with good instincts and displays good range. He could replace Larry Foote and be brought in to start next to Kevin Minter.

Other options: Benardrick McKinney (ILB), Eli Harold (DE/OLB)

The Cardinals want to add speed on defense. While I am not sure Kendricks is exactly that player, his skill set is what the Cardinals need. If they were to have Kendricks, perhaps they would not have to use safety Deone Bucannon as a linebacker.

If not Kendricks, McKinney brings mixed reviews from this community, as does the pass rushing Harold.

Which of these three players would you prefer right now at number 24?