It is still mock draft season, whether you like it or not. Our own Seth Cox ran a mock draft on Twitter on Sunday, using followers and fans to make the pick for the Arizona Cardinals for the first four rounds of the draft.
In what was not a surprise, Arizona lands players who fill key needs with their first pair of picks.
In the first round, here is who was available.
Fans chose running back Todd Gurley. The talk all offseason has been about improving the running game. They added offensive linemen and Adrian Peterson rumors have dominated everyone's discussion. Peterson to the Cardinals officially dies with the selection of Gurley.
In the second round, here is who was available:
In a close decision, fans went with Clemson linebacker Stephone Anthony to add to the inside linebackers corps for Arizona. Daryl Washington is still suspended. Kevin Minter has ye to prove himself. Larry Foote is now a coach. Sean Weatherspoon, a new free agent acquisition, has had injury problems. Adding a top talent in the draft woudln't be a bad idea.
Here is who was on the board still in the third round for the Arizona pick..
Receiver Tyler Lockett was the selection. He is a perfect Bruce Arians receiver. He is fast. He is short. he also can return kicks, which is another big need for the Cardinals.
The final pick in this mock draft? Here is who was left:
Fans decide not to take from the top of the board and instead grab Georgia Tech center Shaq Mason.
Four picks made by fans and four picks that fill team needs. However, no pass rusher or cornerback are taken.
What do you think of the way this mock draft turned out. If the first four rounds looked like this for the Cardinals, how would you feel?