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Arizona Cardinals get safety help in 2017 NFL Mock Draft

Another look at a potential Arizona Cardinals draft class.

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When it comes to the NFL Draft, there are always uncertainties that you have to deal with.

You never know what comes up when you sit on the clock.

This week, I didn’t know what would happen, but then it played out into a scenario that should be discussed.

Kizer is on the board, but we have taken a quarterback a number of times.

The top players on the board both fit with the Arizona Cardinals and their needs. Solomon Thomas can be the replacement of Calais Campbell, he is a freak athlete, if not a little small.

Then there is Hooker, who may be the best safety prospect we have seen in a while.

He won’t be able to test, which is scary, but his film is absurd.

Round 1 Pick 13 - Malik Hooker, S Ohio State

In round two, now you are hoping a quarterback falls. They didn’t.

Yet, there are a plethora of other prospects that are on the board, and the Cardinals still need some work at wide receiver.

Round 2 Pick 45 - Isaiah Ford, WR Virginia Tech

Westbrook, too small, off field issues.

Dupre, too early on this board.

Ford is the bigger, faster prospect. He doesn’t have the size Floyd did in terms of being a bulky guy, but he can be a good, big play weapon early on while he refines his game as a wide receiver.

Ford is a fantastic athlete, with the ability to win early on the line of scrimmage and someone who has the ability to work the intermediate routes, but also is really good at going and getting the ball. He is a guy who I think has wide receiver one upside, but is a guy who should be at least a consistent number two.

This one was the toughest.

Joe Mixon is someone we can discuss some time, but he is talented at a position of not need.

Pocic and Elflein were players we have mocked before, as well as Butt.

The question becomes, what position do you address.

This came down to three player, but two of those players will get mocked at a different date I am sure, so I will just give you the pick.

Round 3 Pick 77 - Gerald Everett, TE South Alabama

I have not been a huge Everett fan, but that stems from his talk of going in round one. In round thee, getting a move tight end, one that can replace Larry Fitzgerald in a year or two, would be ideal, in my mind.

What do you think?

What would you have done?

Malik Hooker, S Ohio State
Isaiah Ford, WR Virginia Tech
Gerald Everett, TE South Alabama