We’ve seen the Arizona Cardinals mock drafts, but they aren’t alone in an NFC West that keeps getting better.
Perhaps no division was more active in free agency than the NFC West. Outside of the Seattle Seahawks, every team was able to shape their roster into a different monster than before. For instance, the Arizona Cardinals added starters across the board, the San Francisco 49ers added star players to the defense and offense, and the Los Angeles Rams swapped LaMarcus Joyner for veteran Eric Weddle.
The result of the active NFC West is four teams with different needs than before. Before free agency, the Cardinals needed to bolster their linebacking core, which they did. The 49ers needed to fix a broken defense; Dee Ford and Kwon Alexander should do that. And lastly, the Rams needed to upgrade a weak-link in the defense (hint, they did that). On the other hand, the Seahawks stood pat and instead opted to resign their own.
Before talking about the draft, every NFC West team need should be noted. The Arizona Cardinals’ needs include defensive line, wide receiver, offensive line, and depth at linebacker and slot cornerback. The San Francisco 49ers’ needs include the secondary, wide receiver, interior offensive line, and edge rusher. The Seattle Seahawks could bolster their offensive line, tight end group, secondary, and wide receiver. Lastly, the Los Angeles Rams’ needs include linebacker, offensive line, backup running back, tight end, and edge rusher.
Now, with all that being said, let’s get to mock drafting.