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Arizona Cardinals 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Vote: Combine Risers

Which big defensive back that blazed at the combine would you rather see in Arizona?

NCAA Football: Connecticut at Brigham Young Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

With only 8 days until the 2017 NFL Draft we are on our way to having the Revenge of the Birds Big Board for the Arizona Cardinals.

After a busy Tuesday where I was unable to update the situation or get a poll posted, we now have two today.

Through nine votes, we have:

Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
Jamal Adams, S, LSU
Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Texas Tech
Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State
Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
Jabrill Peppers, DB, Michigan
O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

I am shocked by Solomon Thomas beating Marshon Lattimore, absolutely shocked.

I am not saying it is wrong either, just a fanbase starved for corner help and they get the best one in the draft and choose a tweener defensive lineman/linebacker... Really, really surprising. Howard dominating Ross is not surprising, given how our fanbase loves big athletic wide receivers, even though Bruce Arians doesn’t seem to.

Onto today.

Kevin King, CB, Washington - King has not gotten the press of Sidney Jones pre-injury or Budda Baker, but he may be the first Huskies prospect off the board. There are now rumors and mocks that have both Ohio State corners going in the top 10, which means if you want a rare size/speed athlete, you may have to pony up early for King.

From Justin Higdon:

Tall and lanky, covers ground quickly. Will fly in low but generally a good tackler. Long limbs make him appear awkward but change of direction skills are evident. Aggressive cover man in short areas and deep. He can be a little grabby at the line but tends to get away with it, and he has speed and length to cover up for lack of polish. I think he can clean up the technique, but what he has can't be taught. King is the most unique corner in the draft. High ceiling, low floor guy, but if you want him you'll have to act early. I believe in his positives.

Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn - No one in the NFL Draft has turned more heads than Melifonwu, but the NFL already knew.

The long, lean, athletic safety from UConn is not the bruiser you would expect from a player of his size and speed, but he may be the most dynamic safety in a talented class.

Agile enough to play in a single high, Melifonwu played well in the box when needed, although it is not his forte.

He has played at cornerback at times and has the ability to move around and offer a team versatility.

Where Melifonwu shines is as a deep safety, where his range, athleticism and instincts allow him to use his big body to make plays most prospects cannot.

Which riser would you prefer in Arizona?


Which player would you take at 13 for the Arizona Cardinals?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Kevin King
    (61 votes)
  • 52%
    Obi Melifonwu
    (68 votes)
129 votes total Vote Now