As the 2017 NFL Draft creeps closer and closer, we are getting more and more updates to mock drafts.
When Mel Kiper mocks though, you listen.
No matter what you think about Mel, his connections are vast and his information is usually solid.
He has correctly mocked several first round picks every year, simply because he listens.
While his last mock of the season, next week (thank you!) is the most important one, the one he produced for today seems... Completely off base.
That is not a knock of Kiper, but just based on the information we have on the Arizona Cardinals and how they like to draft, it seems... Bad.
From his ESPN Insider mock:
"Round 1 (13): Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
Round 2 (45): Desmond King, CB, Iowa
Round 3 (77): Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio State
Should the Cardinals reach for a quarterback here? I'm not so sure. They have needs elsewhere, namely at inside linebacker (if Reuben Foster drops, he'd be a good fit) and cornerback. Arizona's once-formidable receiving corps doesn't look as good with former first-round pick Michael Floyd gone and Larry Fitzgerald turning 34 before the season begins. Don't knock Davis' competition level -- he has No. 1 wideout potential. King, the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award winner, is undersized at 5-foot-10, 201 pounds and could end up at safety, but he's a playmaker (14 career interceptions). Arizona brought back 35-year-old Karlos Dansby to play next to Deone Bucannon, but McMillan is a tackling machine who might be an immediate upgrade."
I love Corey Davis, so I would begrudgingly accept this pick, it just seems like there would be a better utilization of assets.
King makes no sense based on what Steve Keim has been looking for in defensive backs, but King is a highly productive corner.
McMillan is a homerun, especially in round three.
What do you think about Kiper's newest mock?