The Arizona Cardinals have had a weird offseason. Their relationship with franchise QB Kyler Murray appears strained, to say the least. Now, they must put on a brave face, and try to return to the playoffs under head coach, Kliff Kingsbury.
The Cardinals currently have eight picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.
I used the Mock Draft simulator from NFL Mock Draft Database. For this simulation, I used the consensus big board accumulated by NFL MDD, with the realistic draft mode setting.
Let’s see how it plays out.
ARIZONA CARDINALS: 7-ROUND MOCK DRAFT
1-23: Andrew Booth Jr, CB, Clemson
The Cardinals’ current plan at corner is free agent Jeff Gladney and 2021 4th-round pick Marco Wilson. Booth would likely upgrade either spot. He showed some flashy tape during the 2020 campaign and continued into 2021.
2-55: Drake Jackson, EDGE, Southern Cal
Based on his 2020 tape, Jackson would have been considered a top-15 pick. Thanks to a subpar showing in 2021, he has fallen off a bit. Now, Jackson has resurged a tad after a tremendous showing at his pro day. If Arizona can match up the 2020 player with the 2021 athlete, they will get a steal.
3-87: Ed Ingram, G, LSU
Arizona signed Will Hernandez from the Giants to play right guard but that shouldn’t stop them from drafting a little competition. Ingram is a nasty blocker and can play either guard spot in a pinch.
THE REST OF THE DRAFT
6-201: LaBryan Ray, Dl, Alabama
6-215: Kevin Harris, RB, South Carolina
7-244: Lucas Krull, TE, Pittsburgh
7-256: Joey Blount, S Virginia
7-257: Sam Webb, CB, Missouri Western
PREVIOUS TEAM MOCK DRAFTS
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