The Arizona Cardinals have wrapped up their 2016 NFL Draft class. They had six selections in the first six rounds of the draft. They had two in the fifth and did not have one in either the second or the seventh rounds. Those pocks were traded away to acquire pass rusher Chandler Jones (the second rounder) and quarterback Matt Barkley (the seventh rounder).
This is the 2016 Arizona Cardinals draft class:
Round 1, 29th overall: DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
He was considered a top five talent in the draft. He is potentially a star. He had an off-the-field incident and his tape runs hot and cold. Should be an impact player this season and at least be part of the defensive line rotation.
Round 3, 92nd overall: CB Brandon Williams, Texas A&M
He is long and fast. He is raw, having played only one season at cornerback. He was a team captain on defense in that one season. Bruce Arians calls him one of the best special teams players in the country. He probably is a year from competing for playing time in the defensive rotation, but should be a special teams contributor immediately.
Round 4, 128th overall: C Evan Boehm, Missouri
Four year starter, team captain and never missed a game. Will compete for the starting center job.
Round 5, 167th overall: S Marqui Christian, Midwestern State
The first small school selection for the Cardinals. Big hitter and versatile. Has speed. Stood out at NFLPA game. Adrian Wilson's "jaw dropped" watching him. Another guy who should be a special teamer in 2016.
Round 5, 170th overall: G Cole Toner, Harvard
He is very versatile. He can play right tackle, guard, maybe left tackle and can play center "in a pinch." Stood out to team during the week of the Senior Bowl.
Round 6, 205th overall: CB Harlan Miller, SE Louisiana
Another small schooler. Stood out at the Senior Bowl, earning defensive player of the week. Returned punts and played all special teams units except kickoff return at some point in college. Another player expected to be a special teams contributor.