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2016 NFL mock draft: Defense for Arizona Cardinals dominates in 3-round, 4-round mocks

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In two separate mocks, the Cardinals land a talented defensiev lineman in Round 2

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It is mock draft season. You all will probably be tired of seeing them by the time the actual 2016 NFL Draft comes around, but for today we actually have two mocks that go multiple rounds. One was done by's Chad Reuters and t goes four rounds. In four picks to the Arizona Cardinals, three of them go to the defensive side of the ball. The other is a mock done by Jeff Rsidon, someone our own Seth Cox features on his Draft Breakdown podcast. Risdon's mock goes three rounds on Ream GM and has Arizona going defense in two of the three picks.

They actually have the exact same pick in the first and second rounds.

Reuter's mock draft looks like this for the Cardinals:

Round 1: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

Leonard Floyd can help the Cardinals building the pass rush, which is crucial to stay ahead of the Seahawks in the NFC West.

Round 2: Adolphus Washington, DL, Ohio State

Round 3: Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor

Round 4: Max Tuerk, C, USC

Risdon's mock draft is actually quite similar.

Round 1: Leonard Foyd, OLB, Georgia

Often overlooked in a class chock full of exceptional athletes at the LB position, Floyd has experience playing both off the ball and as a rush specialist. He's not the biggest need but has the potential to make a strong defense even better and more athletic.

Round 2: Adolphus Washington, DL, Ohio State

Round 3: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

Both mocks address the team's big needs. They want to add a pass rusher. They need to find a replacement at center. They need to find a way to be more physical on the defensive line.

The pick of Washington in the second round is actually interesting. Washington is 6-4, 295 pounds and was very good for Ohio State. He does have some off-the-field stuff, as he was arrested for solicitation in December.

With Lyle Sendlein still being old, a center is needed. Either pick from the mocks would work.

The one position addressed only by Reuter is cornerback with the selection of Howard. Bruce Arians wants length and speed at corner. Howard is 6-2, 200 pounds. We will find out about speed at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine.

Which pick is your favorite of either of these mocks?