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2021 NFL Draft: Pro Football Focus beefs up the Arizona Cardinals defensive line in new 2021 NFL Mock Draft

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As the 2021 NFL Draft slowly comes to us, we will be getting a different look at different mock drafts every week.

This week, Pro Football Focus dropped another new mock draft and it is the first time we have seen this name in round one for the Cardinals.

From PFF:


The Cardinals had seven different interior defenders play at least 150 defensive snaps last season, and the highest PFF grade from that group came courtesy of Corey Peters at 61.4. It should be a position that Arizona looks to upgrade, and Barmore is the clear-cut top interior defensive line prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Christian Barmore showed in the playoff games against Notre Dame and Ohio State why that is the case. He produced five-plus pressures in both games and looked unblockable at times against two good offensive lines. From build to flexibility to hand usage, Barmore has the tools necessary to be an impressive pass-rusher at the next level.

I think Barmore would be a nice, smart fit for the Cardinals, and they have not invested much in terms of draft capital early on the defensive line.

However, they have spent a lot in terms of free agency and late day two and day three picks.

Barmore could be the final piece though, and give the Cardinals a talented group of defensive linemen.

What would you think?