It is that time of year for the Arizona Cardinals and their fans. Yep, it is mock draft season.
There will be notes weekly from my favorite draft friends from around the web, or some that I will make fun of, so we will see what happens.
This one is from Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, someone I highly respect, and not just because he frequently gives the Cardinals players I like in his mock drafts, let’s take a look at what Miller did for the Arizona Cardinals.
Round 1 - Jamal Adams, S LSU
Adams is a freak.
With range, power and the mental ability to track and locate the ball, Adams has the skill set to be a Sean Taylor-type safety in the NFL. And that's a sentence I never thought I'd type.
The ability to play as a box safety and as a center fielder makes Adams valuable to the NFL. He can come downhill and make plays against the run or drop deep in Cover 3 or lock up tight ends in Cover 1. He's physical at the line of scrimmage and knows exactly how to use his hands and length to press and jam tight ends or slot receivers.
Adams, a top-five player in this class, is a steal for the Cardinals if the team is pressed to replace strong safety Tony Jefferson in free agency.
He is right on a lot of things, but mostly, this is a move that allows the Cardinals to keep Deone Bucannon at linebacker, where they said they will be keeping him, and find a replacement for Jefferson.
Round 2 - Jarrad Davis, LB Florida
Round 3 - Tre’Davious White, CB LSU
I like the triple stack of defensive talent, all of which address needs, but also give the Cardinals options moving forward.
Round 4 - Jehu Chesson, WR Michigan
Round 5 - Cooper Rush, QB Central Michigan
Round 5 - Elijah McGuire, RB UL Lafayette
Chesson is the big bodied freak Arizona may want at wide receiver and McGuire could be a nice piece alongside David Johnson, I have no take on Cooper Rush.
Round 6 - James Onwuala, Edge Notre Dame
Round 7 - Trevyon Hester, DT Toledo
I am not going to act like I know them.
What do you think?