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2017 Pre Combine Three Round Mock Draft

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Three rounds of drafting, for your viewing pleasure.

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Here begins a mock draft before the combine, with explanations for the Cardinals picks. You will either hate it or won't mind it enough to where you think potential will outweigh the other. If you read the whole draft, you'll see that there are NO quarterbacks or offensive lineman in the first round. That's not a mistake. The fact remains that it's a very weak offensive line class, with the quarterbacks being more of developmental. Either way, enjoy the mock draft.

NFL Draft 2017 - 1st Round

1st Pick - Cleveland Browns (1-15)

Myles Garrett - Defensive End
Texas A&M - Junior
6-4, 268 Pounds

2nd Pick - San Francisco 49ers (2-14)

Derek Barnett - Defensive End
Tennessee - Junior
6-3, 265 Pounds

3rd Pick - Chicago Bears (3-13)

Corey Davis - Wide Receiver
Western Michigan - Senior
6-3, 213 Pounds

4th Pick - Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)

Adoree' Jackson - Cornerback
Southern California - Junior
5-11, 185 Pounds

5th Pick - Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams) (4-12)

Malik Hooker - Free Safety
Ohio State - Redshirt Sophomore
6-2, 205 Pounds

6th Pick - New York Jets (5-11)

Teez Tabor - Cornerback
Florida - Junior
6-0, 201 Pounds

7th Pick - Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)

John Ross - Wide Receiver
Washington - Redshirt Junior
5-11, 190 Pounds

8th Pick - Carolina Panthers (6-10)

Leonard Fournette - Running Back
Louisiana State - Junior
6-1, 230 Pounds

9th Pick - Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1)

Zach Cunningham - Inside Linebacker
Vanderbilt - Redshirt Junior
6-3, 230 Pounds

10th Pick - Buffalo Bills (7-9)

Tyus Bowser - Outside Linebacker
Houston - Senior
6-2, 244 Pounds

11th Pick - New Orleans Saints (7-9)

Marshon Lattimore - Cornerback
Ohio State - Redshirt Sophomore
6-0, 195 Pounds

12th Pick - Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles) (7-9)

Jonathan Allen - Defensive End
Alabama - Senior
6-3, 291 Pounds

13th Pick - Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1)

Elijah Lee - Inside Linebacker
Kansas State - Junior
6-3, 220 Pounds

Athleticism is contagious, but being 'raw' is a more typical attribute in the NFL. Other inside linebackers like Reuben Foster and Zach Cunningham come from the SEC, and are more valued then a guy like Elijah Lee of Kansas State. I've seen tape of Cunningham, I know that his tackling ability seems more adapted to the NFL, while Foster has been compared to the likes of Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.

No comparisons here, Elijah Lee is a faster then fast inside linebacker (I assume he runs a 4.45 at the combine), and could be what the NFL looks for in an the middle of your defense. Fast, athletic, and a side-to-side linebacker who runs east-to-west fairly quickly. I loved his uber-rich tackling ability that translated to the beginning of the season. If you're going to watch film on him, watch the Stanford game.

14th Pick - Philadelphia Eagles (from Minnesota Vikings) (8-8)

Curtis Samuel - Running Back
Ohio State - Junior
5-11, 200 Pounds

15th Pick - Indianapolis Colts (8-8)

Jamal Adams - Strong Safety
Louisiana State - Junior
6-0, 211 Pounds

16th Pick - Baltimore Ravens (8-8)

Reuben Foster - Inside Linebacker
Alabama - Senior
6-1, 236 Pounds

17th Pick - Washington Redskins (8-7-1)

Mike Williams - Wide Receiver
Clemson - Redshirt Junior
6-3, 225 Pounds

18th Pick - Tennessee Titans (9-7)

Sidney Jones - Cornerback
Florida - Junior
6-0, 181 Pounds

19th Pick - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7)

Tre'Davious White - Cornerback
Louisiana State - Senior
6-0, 184 Pounds

20th Pick - Denver Broncos (9-7)

Taco Charlton - Defensive End
Michigan - Senior
6-5, 272 Pounds

21st Pick - Detroit Lions (9-7)

Solomon Thomas - Defensive End
Stanford - Redshirt Sophomore
6-2, 275 Pounds

22nd Pick - Miami Dolphins (10-6)

Carl Lawson - Defensive End
Auburn - Redshirt Junior
6-2, 253 Pounds

23rd Pick - New York Giants (11-5)

O.J. Howard - Tight End
Alabama - Senior
6-6, 249 Pounds

24th Pick - Oakland Raiders (12-4)

Rasul Douglas - Cornerback
West Virginia - Redshirt Senior
6-2, 204 Pounds

25th Pick - Houston Texans (9-7)

Jabrill Peppers - Strong Safety
Michigan - Redshirt Sophomore
6-0, 205 Pounds

26th Pick - Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)

Dalvin Cook - Running Back
Florida State - Junior
5-11, 206 Pounds

27th Pick - Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)

Caleb Brantley - Defensive Tackle
Florida - Redshirt Junior
6-2, 297 Pounds

28th Pick - Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

Ryan Anderson - Defensive End
Alabama - Redshirt Senior
6-2, 258 Pounds

29th Pick - Green Bay Packers (10-6)

Quincy Wilson - Cornerback
Florida - Junior
6-0, 209 Pounds

30th Pick - Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)

Carroll Phillips - Outside Linebacker
Illinois - Senior
6-3, 237 Pounds

31st Pick - Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

Obi Melifonwu - Strong Safety
Connecticut - Redshirt Senior
6-4, 219 Pounds

32nd Pick - New England Patriots (14-2)

Nazair Jones - Defensive Tackle
North Carolina - Redshirt Junior
6-5, 295 Pounds

NFL Draft 2017 - 2nd Round

33rd Pick - Cleveland Browns (1-15)

Deshaun Watson - Quarterback
Clemson - Junior
6-2, 215 Pounds

34th Pick - San Francisco 49ers (2-14)

Marlon Humphrey - Cornerback
Alabama - Redshirt Sophomore
6-1, 196 Pounds

35th Pick - Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)

Forrest Lamp - Offensive Guard
Western Kentucky - Redshirt Senior
6-4, 305 Pounds

36th Pick - Chicago Bears (3-13)

Patrick Mahomes II - Quarterback
Texas Tech - Junior
6-2, 229 Pounds

37th Pick - Los Angeles Rams (4-12)

Ryan Ramczyk - Offensive Tackle
Wisconsin - Redshirt Junior
6-5, 314 Pounds

38th Pick - Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)

Ethan Pocic - Center
Louisiana State - Senior
6-6, 307 Pounds

39th Pick - New York Jets (5-11)

Christian McCaffrey - Running Back
Stanford - Junior
6-0, 202 Pounds

40th Pick - Carolina Panthers (6-10)

Jordan Willis - Defensive End
Kansas State - Senior
6-4, 255 Pounds

41st Pick - Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1)

Dede Westbrook - Wide Receiver
Oklahoma - Senior
5-11, 175 Pounds

42nd Pick - New Orleans Saints (7-9)

DeShone Kizer - Quarterback
Notre Dame - Redshirt Sophomore
6-4, 230 Pounds

43rd Pick - Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)

Fabian Moreau - Cornerback
UCLA - Redshirt Senior
6-0, 205 Pounds

44th Pick - Buffalo Bills (7-9)

Mitch Trubisky - Quarterback
North Carolina - Redshirt Junior
6-3, 220 Pounds

45th Pick - Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1)

Davis Webb - Quarterback
California - Senior
6-5, 229 Pounds

In the second round, quarterbacks start getting their names called like hot cakes at Disneyland. The Cardinals find themselves in the midst of a very difficult offseason, where many are pondering "will they" or "won't they". The questions are directed to the quarterback position, do the Cardinals have what it takes to draft the quarterback of the future or will they again shy away from the fields most important position?

In this mock, no quarterbacks in the first round, but so far, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, DeShone Kizer, and Mitch Trubisky have found their homes in the second round. These are developmental QB's, that's why they slid. I see that Davis Webb has great size, his arm strength seems to have the type of zip that Arians loves, and he can make plays with his legs if necessary. But will the spread offense hold his development back?

46th Pick - Indianapolis Colts (8-8)

Alvin Kamara - Running Back
Tennessee - Redshirt Junior
5-10, 215 Pounds

47th Pick - Baltimore Ravens (8-8)

Budda Baker - Free Safety
Washington - Junior
5-10, 192 Pounds

48th Pick - Minnesota Vikings (8-8)

Takkarist McKinley - Defensive End
UCLA - Senior
6-2, 258 Pounds

49th Pick - Washington Redskins (8-7-1)

Gareon Conley - Cornerback
Ohio State - Redshirt Junior
6-0, 195 Pounds

50th Pick - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7)

JuJu Smith-Schuster - Wide Receiver
Southern California - Junior
6-2, 220 Pounds

51st Pick - Denver Broncos (9-7)

Adam Shaheen - Tight End
Ashland - Redshirt Junior
6-5, 277 Pounds

52nd Pick - Cleveland Browns (from Tennessee Titans) (9-7)

Marcus Williams - Free Safety
Utah - Junior
6-0, 195 Pounds

53rd Pick - Detroit Lions (9-7)

Cooper Kupp - Wide Receiver

Eastern Washington - Redshirt Senior

6-1, 198 Pounds

54th Pick - Miami Dolphins (10-6)

Cam Robinson - Offensive Tackle

Alabama - Junior

6-6, 310 Pounds

55th Pick - New York Giants (11-5)

Dan Feeney - Offensive Guard

Indiana - Redshirt Senior

6-4, 304 Pounds

56th Pick - Oakland Raiders (12-4)

Malik McDowell - Defensive Tackle
Michigan State - Junior
6-5, 276 Pounds

57th Pick - Houston Texans (9-7)

Elijah Qualls - Defensive Tackle
Washington - Redshirt Junior
6-1, 321 Pounds

58th Pick - Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)

Wil Holden - Offensive Tackle
Vanderbilt - Redshirt Senior
6-7, 313 Pounds

59th Pick - Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)

T.J. Watt - Outside Linebacker
Wisconsin - Redshirt Junior
6-4, 243 Pounds

60th Pick - Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

Zay Jones - Wide Receiver
East Carolina - Senior
6-2, 202 Pounds

61st Pick - Green Bay Packers (10-6)

Montravius Adams - Defensive Tackle
Auburn - Senior
6-3, 308 Pounds

62nd Pick -Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)

Gerald Everett - Tight End
South Alabama - Redshirt Senior
6-3, 227 Pounds

63rd Pick - Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

Dion Dawkins - Offensive Tackle
Temple - Senior
6-4, 317 Pounds

64th Pick - New England Patriots (14-2)

Bucky Hodges - Tight End
Virginia Tech - Redshirt Junior
6-6, 245 Pounds

NFL Draft 2017 Round 3

65th Pick - Cleveland Browns (1-15)

Chidobe Awuzie - Cornerback
Colorado - Senior
5-11, 205 Pounds

66th Pick - San Francisco 49ers (2-14)

Brad Kaaya - Quarterback
Miami (Fla.) - Junior
6-4, 210 Pounds

67th Pick - Chicago Bears (3-13)

Kevin King - Cornerback
Washington - Senior
6-3, 192 Pounds

68th Pick - Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)

Jake Butt - Tight End
Michigan - Senior
6-5, 250 Pounds

69th Pick - Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams) (4-12)

Artavis Scott - Wide Receiver
Clemson - Junior
5-10, 193 Pounds

70th Pick - New York Jets (5-11)

D'Onta Foreman - Running Back
Texas - Junior
6-0, 233 Pounds

71st Pick - Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)

Tarell Basham - Defensive End
Ohio - Senior
6-4, 259 Pounds

72nd Pick - Carolina Panthers (6-10)

DeMarcus Walker - Defensive End
Florida State - Senior
6-2, 273 Pounds

73rd Pick - Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1)

Kareem Hunt - Running Back
Toledo - Senior
5-10, 216 Pounds

74th Pick - Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)

Carlos Henderson - Wide Receiver
Louisiana Tech - Redshirt Junior
5-11, 191 Pounds

75th Pick - Buffalo Bills (7-9)

Hunter Dimick - Defensive End
Utah - Redshirt Senior
6-3, 274 Pounds

76th Pick - New Orleans Saints (7-9)

Marcus Maye - Free Safety
Florida - Redshirt Senior
5-11, 216 Pounds

77th Pick - Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1)

Damontae Kazee - Cornerback
San Diego State - Redshirt Senior
5-10, 184 Pounds

Too good to pass up, that's how I categorize Damontae Kazee reaching the Cardinals in the third round. This pick is good for both Kazee and the Cardinals, as Kazee can afford to have some teaching moments, while the Cardinals get a bonafide stud on special teams immediately, with a dash of nickel capabilities. I know that the Cardinals already have Tyrann Mathieu and Tyvon Branch at nickel, but I think if last year was any indication, injuries happen.

If the Cardinals get a corner in this years draft, the competition could be palpable. Brandon Williams still needs time to develop (one year doesn't make him a bust), Justin Bethel was beneficial at the end of the season (but can he do it throughout the season), and a possible free agent could all be options. Development is what will be afforded as a developmental player, and I feel good about it.

78th Pick - Baltimore Ravens(8-8)

James Conner - Running Back
Pittsburgh - Redshirt Junior
6-1, 233 Pounds

79th Pick - Minnesota Vikings (8-8)

Chris Godwin - Wide Receiver
Penn State - Junior
6-1, 205 Pounds

80th Pick - Indianapolis Colts (8-8)

Pat Elflein - Center
Ohio State - Redshirt Senior
6-3, 303 Pounds

81st Pick - Washington Redskins (8-7-1)

Trey Hendrickson - Outside Linebacker
Florida Atlantic - Senior
6-4, 255 Pounds

82nd Pick - Denver Broncos (9-7)

Josh Jones - Free Safety
North Carolina State - Redshirt Junior
6-2, 215 Pounds

83rd Pick - Tennessee Titans (9-7)

Collin Bevins - Defensive Tackle
Northwestern Missouri State - Redshirt Senior
6-5, 286 Pounds

84th Pick - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7)

Daeshon Hall - Defensive End
Texas A&M - Redshirt Senior
6-5, 265 Pounds

85th Pick - Detroit Lions (9-7)

Garrett Bolles - Offensive Tackle
Utah - Junior
6-5, 297 Pounds

86th Pick - Minnesota Vikings (from Miami Dolphins) (10-6)

Jarrad Davis - Inside Linebacker
Florida - Senior
6-1, 238 Pounds

87th Pick - New York Giants (11-5)

Haason Reddick - Outside Linebacker
Temple - Redshirt Senior
6-1, 237 Pounds

88th Pick - Oakland Raiders (12-4)

Adam Bisnowaty - Offensive Tackle
Pittsburgh - Redshirt Senior
6-6, 304 Pounds

89th Pick - Houston Texans (9-7)

Jordan Leggett - Tight End
Clemson - Senior
6-5, 258 Pounds

90th Pick - Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)

Corn Elder - Cornerback
Miami (Fla.) - Senior
5-10, 179 Pounds

91st Pick - Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)

Jordan Morgan - Offensive Guard
Kutztown - Redshirt Senior
6-3, 309 Pounds

92nd Pick - Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

Josh Carraway - Defensive End
Texas Christian - Redshirt Senior
6-3, 241 Pounds

93rd Pick - Green Bay Packers (10-6)

Jeremy Sprinkle - Tight End
Arkansas - Redshirt Senior
6-5, 256 Pounds

94th Pick - Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)

Tim Williams - Outside Linebacker
Alabama - Senior
6-3, 252 Pounds

95th Pick - Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

Lorenzo Jerome - Strong Safety
Saint Francis (PA) - Senior
5-10, 202 Pounds

96th Pick - New England Patriots (14-2)

Justin Evans - Strong Safety
Texas A&M - Senior
6-0, 193 Pounds

97th Pick - Miami Dolphins (10-6) (Compensatory)

Brian Hill - Running Back
Wyoming - Junior
6-1, 219 Pounds

98th Pick - Carolina Panthers (6-10) (Compensatory)

Jeremy Clark - Cornerback
Michigan - Redshirt Senior
6-3, 206 Pounds

99th Pick - Baltimore Ravens (8-8) (Compensatory)

Noble Nwachukwu - Defensive End
West Virginia - Redshirt Senior
6-2, 275 Pounds

100th Pick - Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams) (4-12) (Compensatory)

Jaleel Johnson - Defensive Tackle
Iowa - Redshirt Senior
6-3, 309 Pounds

101st Pick - Denver Broncos (9-7) (Compensatory)

Chad Hansen - Wide Receiver
California - Redshirt Junior
6-1, 195 Pounds

102nd Pick - Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1) (Compensatory)

Jarron Jones - Defensive Tackle
Notre Dame - Redshirt Senior
6-5, 315 Pounds

103rd Pick - New England Patriots (from Cleveland Browns) (1-15) (Compensatory)

Josh Harvey-Clemons - Strong Safety
Louisville - Redshirt Senior
6-4, 228 Pounds

104th Pick - Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) (Compensatory)

Tanoh Kpassagnon - Defensive End
Villanova - Senior
6-7, 280 Pounds

105th Pick - Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) (Compensatory)

Dalvin Tomlinson - Defensive Tackle
Alabama - Redshirt Senior
6-3, 312 Pounds

106th Pick - Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1) (Compensatory)

Rayshawn Jenkins - Free Safety
Miami (Fla.) - Redshirt Senior
6-1, 220 Pounds

107th Pick - New York Jets (5-11) (Compensatory)

Damore'ea Stringfellow - Wide Receiver
Ole Miss - Redshirt Junior
6-2, 212 Pounds