In this Arizona Cardinals mock draft, we draft players that are only from the Western PAC-12 football subdivision.
No Kyler Murray, no Nick Bosa, no Quinnen Williams. Yep, this is going to be hard. In the first of conference orientated mock drafts, we stick with the West Coast and the home conference for Arizona and Arizona State, the PAC-12.
Although the subdivision has been nothing short of frustrating by lacking a competitor to the Clemson’s and Alabama’s of the world, they’ve continued to churn out NFL level talent. While they may not have a player in contention to be the No. 1 overall pick, or even a top-five talent, there is some excellent talent that can be found in earlier rounds.
But, let’s go over some ground rules for this restricting mock draft:
- No trading back picks.
- Selections can only be made from Pac 12 players only.
- The player has to be broadly viewed as a candidate to be selected in their respective round.
Although you won’t see many players often mocked to go to the Cardinals here (especially at No.1), I’ve stuck with their team-needs and have thrown in some high-level Arizona State players that have both met with the team. If you were wondering what those team needs are looking like, they are something like this; offensive line, wide receiver, defensive front-seven, cornerback, and tight end.