I thought we were done with mock drafts, but then ESPN's Todd McShay released one more. The top two are as expected and the third pick, going to San Diego, is tackle Ronnie Stanley, which seems like a trend now. And it doesn't make sense.
But we care about the Arizona Cardinals. McShay has the Cardinals going a direction I personally think should be focus if possible -- a defensive lineman. It isn't a massive need now, but the room is aging and it is one of the few positions where a rookie could make an impact being part of a rotation.
McShay has the Cardinals going with Florida's Jonathan Bullard.
Bullard has experience playing both inside and outside, so he brings a lot of versatility to the table. He doesn't have elite physical tools, but he's a grinder.
At 6-3 and 285 pounds, some say he is undersized. But he is the same size as Frostee Rucker and Ed Stinson.
Seth Cox wrote this about Bullard months ago.
He's a potential star, but his floor is a solid defensive end with the ability to line up anywhere along a 3 or 4 man front and be effective. His versatility should push him up boards, but the fact that he wins in so many ways is what the selling point of Bullard really is.
I like the pick, but Robert Nkemdiche is on the board still. If he is there, he should be the pick, in my opinion. Bullard is good, but Nkemdiche paired with Rodney Gunter for years to come would be a lot of fun.
What would you think of a Bullard pick tonight?