Happy Friday one and all.
Over the next 16 weeks we will have a number of mock drafts, some of our own writers and some from the experts.
Today, we start with Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller as he releases his first post regular season mock draft, where the top 20 are set in the first two rounds, barring any trades.
Here is what Miller did for the Arizona Cardinals.
The Pick: WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
The torch can be passed from Larry Fitzgerald to CeeDee Lamb on draft day as the Arizona Cardinals select a new WR1 who has experience with the scheme head coach Kliff Kingsbury is running and a familiarity with quarterback Kyler Murray. There isn’t a better match for a wide receiver in this class than Lamb to Arizona.
Lamb makes a ton of sense for the Cardinals as long as they take have the defensive needs fulfilled in free agency.
Now, it is the second round pick that should really interest, because it seems to imply that either the Cardinals do not get things done with A.Q. Shipley, or the idea of bringing Shipley back is for year one as a starter and year two as the veteran backup.
40. Cardinals: Creed Humphrey, IOL, Oklahoma
Humphrey is a fantastic interior offensive line prospect, but for me I would have taken Tyler Biadasz.
However, one of my big caveats with mock drafts is that you focus on the position and not the player, because so often it is hard to gauge how teams grade each player, but seeing where the mock drafter has the teams going in terms of position makes it easier.
Lamb and Humphrey would be a nice little duo in the first two rounds.