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Mock Draft Monday: 2018 Arizona Cardinals 3 Round Mock Draft

Another mock draft for the Arizona Cardinals.

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It’s that time again. Mock… Draft… Monday.

The Cardinals now know their entire 2018 NFL Draft picks.

That means, we can move to three rounds for the rest of February.

As always, I’ll have the information of what was available at the time I picked and my rationale of my picks.

I used Walter Football’s draft board this week and let my old man make the picks, so let’s get it started.

The names are too good. This scenario as it plays out is a pain in the ass. You have maybe the best player in the draft in Quenton Nelson, but you have a shot at Baker Mayfield.

Round 1 Pick 15 - Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma

This was easy for dad to pick. You grab the potential face of your franchise.

Round two presented another question. Do you take the best corner or grab a potential big play wide receiver?

Round 2 Pick 47 - Christian Kirk, WR Texas A&M

The Cardinals get a guy in Kirk who can help in the return game if need be, but is a dynamic threat all over the field with the ball in his hands.

The names available were tempting, but not over getting a guy who has high end upside as a wide receiver. Plus, Isaiah Wynn was taken exactly one spot ahead of me, so it was wide receiver or cornerback at that point.

However, that proved to be a bad decision, as players that likely won’t be as good as Kirk, but can have a similar impact were available at pick 79 when the Cardinals pick came around. Instead of forcing the best corner at 47, letting it be your favorite player out of the ones available, the best player at a need position, may have bit me.

You get to 79 and all of a sudden you have a need at tight end you can fill, but the offensive line is picked clean, the corners are gone and the wide receivers are plentiful.

Round 3 Pick 79 - Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

Getting weapons, young weapons, versatile weapons on offense is now the name. Running back was tempting there, as I’m a huge Akrum Wadley fan, but is he that much of an upgrade of T.J. Logan?

That brings us the final pick. Again, corners are bunched here, but not feeling any of them because they don’t fit the mold of what we know of Steve Wilks corners. However, there’s a name I can’t pass up.

Round 3 Pick 97 - Frank Ragnow, OC, Arkansas

This where the entire thing gets tricky and why these simulations are fun.

A guy like Ragnow is lower than normal on this board and the Cardinals need offensive lineman. It doesn’t matter what they play, they can use tackles, guards and a center. Ragnow is the best available lineman left and dad feels like he fixed the offense moving forward. Maybe not in 2018, but beyond 2018.

What do you think?

Note: Terrell Edmunds is Tremaine Edmunds older brother.