Arizona Cardinals 7-round mock draft, including one massive trade
Round 3, Pick 65
Greg Little legitimately has the potential to be the best offensive tackle in this class. But, right now, as it stands, it’s just potential. While that potential may get him drafted in the first two rounds, I’m banking on his rawness to help him slip to the top of the third.
Standing at 6-5, 310-pounds, and with 35-1/4-inch arms, Little should be able to slide in seemingly at left tackle, someday. As his game currently stands, there is an obvious lack of power off of the point of attack. Combine that with average balance, explosiveness, and agility and Little projects to struggle in an angle blocking scheme.
In pass-sets his technique, including foot and hand placement are undeveloped and so is his competitive toughness.
But that doesn’t mean Little can’t be an excellent blindside protector in the NFL. Not only does he have an ideal frame and length to do so, but he also has quick and nimble feet and powerful hands. He can anchor himself and defender down for as long as necessary in pass sets.
However, Little shouldn’t be thought of as a day-one starter, but for the Arizona Cardinals, that should be okay. The Ole Miss product could theoretically develop while D.J. Humphries plays out his rookie contract then take over in his sophomore or junior seasons.