Yes, it is too early to have a mock draft for next year. But there is one. ESPN's Todd McShay released his early 2017 mock the other day and there is something of note for the Arizona Cardinals. It is not the pick he projects, but where the team is slated to pick.
McShay has them, picking 32nd in the draft. He is using Football Outsiders' win projections for the 2017 season, but it is on paper (or on a web page). Someone is projecting the Cardinals to be Super Bowl champs.
Now, who is the guy they pick?
As can be expected, these mocks are based on perceived need, and the Cardinals appear to be in a position in which they will need a receiver after winning the Super Bowl. Both Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd will be free agents.
McShay has the Cardinals taking Clemson WR Mike Williams.
Williams missed pretty much the entire 2015 season with a scary neck injury suffered in Clemson's first game. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Williams has the size, speed and big-play ability (18.1 yards per catch in 2014) teams look for in a wide receiver. Both Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd are set to be free agents after next season.
The pick probably isn't exciting right now, but the projected 32nd pick is. So if we are to believe these projections, the Cardinals will play and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl. I can't wait.