With the offensive side of the ball really in pretty good shape for the Arizona Cardinals, perhaps building up the defense a little more might be something the team looks into this offseason. In the latest mock draft by SB Nation's Dan Kadar, a name we have seen come up before pops up again as Arizona's pick in the first round.
In Kadar's latest mock, he has the Cardinals taking Florida defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard.
Some of the typical targets for the Cardinals in mock drafts were Senior Bowl players like Spence and Rankins, and it looks like neither of them will last that long. There's nothing wrong with going with Bullard, however. He specialized in playing both end and tackle for Florida, finishing last season with 66 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He could push Frostee Rucker for playing time on the defensive line.
Many would like to see the Cardinals get a player to rush the passer off the edge. Pass rushers Noah Spence and Leonard Floyd are both guys we have seen projected to Arizona are long gone in Kadar's mock. Spence goes number nine and Floyd is off the board at number 18.
Seth Cox has already given us some info about Bullard as a prospect. He seems to be a good fit for Arizona, especially considering some of the age on the line.
He is the same size as Frostee. He is strong and he is productive. Would you object to this pick?