Arizona Cardinals fill needs in latest 2020 mock draft
The Arizona Cardinals fill a number of needs in latest mock draft
There is still close to 3 months remaining before the 2020 NFL Draft takes place in late April in Las Vegas. The Arizona Cardinals will have 6 picks as of right now.
They have a number of needs on both sides of the ball, some greater than others. They say a team should draft for best player, not need, but in the case of the Cardinals they can hopefully get both but should fill in spots of need.
Round 1 – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
A sure top 10 pick, the top question here will be whether he will still be around at number 8 overall? If he is, even if one of the top 2 receivers are available, expect the Cardinals to at the very least be thinking about this guy.
He’s good in run blocking and pass protection. He has great size at 6’5 and 320 pounds. He could be the difference maker the Cardinals are looking for on the offensive line.
Round 2 – Joshua Uche, Edge, Michigan
The Cardinals need an Edge rusher. Don’t be surprised if they get someone early in a guy alike Uche and another later. For now, just Uche is being selected.
The constant seen in his analysis is his athleticism and has good power in hips and hands. The big game experience at Michigan is a plus as well.
Round 3 – Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
He seems to fit the mold of an early to mid round option. He actually had a better 2018 season statistically than 2019 season however.
In 2018 he had 50 tackles with 11 passes defensed, including 1 interception. In 2019, his numbers dropped but that could be for playing an extra game in 2018. He had 42 tackles and 7 passes defensed last season.
Round 4 – Byran Edwards, WR, South Carolina
The Cardinals have a lot of receivers on their current roster but the prevailing notion is they will try to grab a couple through free agency and/or the draft. Edwards is a great mid-round choice.
Last season he topped a 22-touchdown career over 4 seasons with 6 touchdowns over 71 receptions, his high while with the Gamecocks.
Round 6 – Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota
He had 2 interceptions in 2019 to go with 66 tackles. He finished his career in Minnesota with 177 tackles and 4 interceptions.
Round 7 – Kyahva Tezino, LB, San Diego State
Over the last two seasons he’s had an astounding 225 tackles, 99 in 2019 after making 126 tackles in 2018. He had 2 interceptions last season and 2 forced fumbles.
Tezino could be a very quality seventh round selection. Adding another linebacker never hurts either.