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2018 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock lists top five offensive prospect at each position

The NFL Network lead draft analyst gives you his top five prospects at each position.

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Mike Mayock is one of the most dialed in NFL draft analysts in the game. The Cardinals have needs at a number of positions in the 2018 NFL Draft, so when Mayock drops his initial top five, you pay attention.

Here are the top five for a number of positions of need for the Arizona Cardinals (So... No running backs).


1. Sam Darnold, USC
2. Josh Allen, Wyoming
3. Josh Rosen, UCLA
4. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
T-5. Lamar Jackson, Louisville
T-5. Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State

Wide receiver

1. Calvin Ridley, Alabama
2. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
3. Courtland Sutton, SMU
4. James Washington, Oklahoma State
T-5. Dante Pettis, Washington
T-5. DJ Moore, Maryland
T-5. Anthony Miller, Memphis

Tight end

1. Hayden Hurst, South Carolina
2. Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State
3. Mike Gesicki, Penn State
4. Mark Andrews, Oklahoma
5. Will Dissly, Washington


1. Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
2. Orlando Brown, Oklahoma
3. Connor Williams, Texas
4. Tyrell Crosby, Oregon
T-5. Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State
T-5. Kolton Miller, UCLA

Interior OL

1. Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
2. Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
3. James Daniels, Iowa
4. Will Hernandez, UTEP
5. Billy Price, Ohio State

Offensively, the Cardinals clearly have needs all over the field. This draft seems to be lean in terms of blue chip talent, but the fall off from, say WR1 to WR5/6 is not so great that missing on Calvin Ridley for Dante Pettis or Anthony Miller will cause too much angst.

Tomorrow, we will take a look at Mayock’s top players on the defensive side of the ball, but what do you think of his initial rankings?