In this Arizona Cardinals mock draft, we draft players that are only from Kliff Kingsbury’s native Big-12 football subdivision.
In terms of offensive talent, there may not be a better conference as the Big-12 at producing high-level players and shot-callers. In recent years, Oklahoma quarterback’s Baker Mayfield and Sam Bradford have won the Heisman Trophy and gone No. 1 overall, this year, two-sport athlete Kyler Murray is hoping to continue the trend.
Although the Big-12 is known as an offensive only type conference, there is a fair amount of Big-12 defensive playmakers available in this draft. Although, as you’ll see later, they are mostly front-seven players, the Arizona Cardinals would be wise to look into them.
With all that being said, let’s get into our rules for this mock draft:
- No trading back picks.
- Selections can only be made from Big-12 players only.
- The player has to be broadly viewed as a candidate to be selected in their respective round.
The Big-12 may be a front-heavy, offensive orientated draft class, but I found some players from any position to fill the Cardinals’ voids. I’ve stuck with the Cardinals’ team-needs to distribute these players. 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.