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Arizona Cardinals 2018 NFL Draft prospect visit tracker

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Who have the Arizona Cardinals met with heading into the 2018 NFL Draft?

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As the 2018 NFL Draft comes down the home stretch, it is time to start focusing in on some of the things we know.

Each NFL team is allotted 30 prospect visits, workouts that have somehow become called “Top 30 Visits”. This is an odd name, since they aren’t the top 30 prospects, but they are just 30 private visits with prospects.

From Walter Football, here are the names we know:

  1. Genard Avery, ILB, Memphis
  2. Chase Edmonds, RB, Fordham
  3. Leighton Vander Esch, ILB, Boise State
  4. Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa
  5. Josey Jewell, OLB/ILB, Iowa
  6. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  7. Kyle Lauletta^, QB, Richmond
  8. Darius Leonard, OLB/ILB, South Carolina State
  9. Baker Mayfield^, QB, Oklahoma
  10. Tarvarius Moore, FS, Southern Mississippi
  11. Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane
  12. Foye Oluokun, OLB, Yale
  13. Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  14. Christian Sam, ILB, Arizona State
  15. Nathan Shepherd^, DT, Fort Hays State
  16. Jullian Taylor, DT, Temple
  17. Tavierre Thomas, CB, Ferris State

17 of 30 visits are done, and there are some really interesting names, here is what stands out to me:

  • Three private workouts with quarterbacks.
  • The LB’s fill each spot in a 43, strong side (Avery), inside (Vander Esch, Jewell, Sam) and run and chase weak side (Leonard, Oluokun)
  • Defensive tackles are both one tech and three tech players.
  • CB’s don’t match the Wilks mold in terms of size, but are both extremely athletic.
  • Many of these players project to be fringe starters and look more like special teams contributors.

We’ll take a closer look at some over the next week.