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2016 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals look at Ole Miss prospects

There are at least two players who interest the Cardinals.

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Representatives for the Arizona Cardinals were present to watch the Ole Miss pro day. You can see the results of the Pro Day here, on our Ole Miss team site.

There was reason to have reps there. They have interest in at least one of their receivers and they were taking a look at defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche. The Cardinals are among the teams he will visit later.

Nkemdiche at one time was considered one of the draft's top prospects. Now, with questions about his motor and motivation and off-the-field concerns (walking out of a hotel window while either high or drunk), he viably could be available when the Cardinals are on the clock with the 29th pick.

What perhaps is a bigger story here is the Cardinals had their receivers coach there. Ole Miss has Laquon Treadwell and Cody Core.

Both are bigger receivers than Bruce Arians typically drafts, but he has said he is looking to find a replacement for Larry Fitzgerald. That would take a larger receiver, as Fitz' role is in the slot and he is expected to be physical and is asked to block a lot.

Treadwell is 6-2, 221 and not speedy. His 40 time at his Pro Day was 4.63, but he was shooting for the 4.5 range. But he has some film that will wow you. He is expected to be drafted in the first round or not long after it. He is a playmaker and some call him a top-10 talent in the draft. However, some believe he could be available at the end of the first.

Core is 6-3, 205. He ran a 4.47 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He is projected to be drafted much later.  He also adds special teams experience to his resume.

With both Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd both entering the final year of their contracts, and with Bruce Arians' habit for ALWAYS drafting a receiver, we can bet one one being taken by the Cards.

Will it be Treadwell or Core?