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.
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