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Mocking Monday: Arizona Cardinals trade down and make surprising choices in new 2020 NFL Mock Draft

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With 10 days until the 2020 NFL Draft the mock drafts are coming in hot and heavy.

Some are better than others and some take chances that others do not.

CBS Sports Chris Trapasso had an interesting draft for the Cardinals.

First, it starts with a trade for the Cardinals:

Buccaneers get No. 8, No. 202; Cardinals get No. 14, No. 45, No. 117

That’s a fair trade and puts the Cardinals in an interesting position as the top 13 went:

  1. Burrow
  2. Young
  3. Tua to Miami
  4. Wills
  5. Okudah to Lions
  6. Herbert
  7. Simmons
  8. Wirfs to Bucs
  9. Jordan Love
  10. Andrew Thomas
  11. Ruggs to Broncos
  12. Jeudy to Raiders
  13. Becton to Miami

That means Javon Kinlaw, Derrick Brown and CeeDee Lamb are still on the board and Trapasso goes:

14. C.J. Henderson, CB - Flordia

The Cardinals don’t love how the offensive tackle board looks like right now, so they go best player available.

In the second round, he has the Cardinals going back to the offensive line since they didn’t get one of their liking:

45. Austin Jackson, OT, - USC

After going corner in Round 1, the Cardinals circle back and address a big need with offensive tackle.

This is a really interesting mock draft.

The Cardinals bypass players in the consensus top ten for the second best corner and a top 25 player then take OT7? With players like Kenneth Murray and Jonathan Taylor on the board?

If the Cardinals were to trade back and the board fell this way they’d take Lamb at 14 and likely Murray at 45 and feel like they had a great draft.

Even if you feel like wide receiver is too redundant I don’t think there is any way they’d take Henderson over Kinlaw and Brown. I’d venture to guess they’d even take K’Lavon Chaisson before Henderson.

Then in the second, if they took anyone it would be Murray, maybe, Taylor.

It’s an interesting scenario, but not one I could see coming to fruition.