I many recent mock drafts, a popular pick for the Arizona Cardinals has been Boise State pass rusher Kamalei Correa. Add ESPN's Todd McShay to the mix. He released his mock draft 3.0 and he projects when the Arizona Cardinals call the name of the 29th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, it will be Correa.
This would be an interesting -- and ideal -- situation for Paxton Lynch, who would have a chance to sit behind and learn from Carson Palmer. If they don't pull the trigger on a QB in Round 1, look for the Cardinals to take a developmental prospect such as Connor Cook or Christian Hackenberg on Day 2. Arizona also needs to address its pass rush, which is where Correa comes in. With 19 sacks in his final two seasons, Correa is a dynamic athlete with the versatility to rush the QB and hold up in coverage.
The word on Correa is he is raw -- more athlete than football player. That gives him potential, but it also doesn't necessarily mean he helps fix the pass rushing problems right away. It will take time for him to be an impact player.
Lynch is available at 29 in McShay's mock draft. If this is true, it would mean the Cardinals are passing on a guy some believe will be a solid quarterback in the league and a guy who seems to fit the physical profile of a Bruce Arians quarterback.
Going just after Correa, the Panthers select Emmanuel Ogbah.
If given the choice, would you go with Correa, Lynch or Ogbah, or would you go a completely different direction?