Cardinals land elite cornerback in recent 2022 mock draft

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Derek Stingley Jr.
(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Derek Stingley Jr. /

In a 2022 mock draft from NBC Sports’ Chris Simms, the Arizona Cardinals wound up with former LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. in the first round.

When it comes to their first selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, there are a number of different paths the Arizona Cardinals can take. It’s probably just going to depend on how the board falls on Thursday night.

Many believe the Cardinals will be targeting a wide receiver with their first pick. However, Arizona might be tempted to take a different route if an elite prospect is still available.

This appears to be what happened during a recent 2022 mock draft from NBC Sports’ Chris Simms. With the No. 23 pick in the first round, Simms has LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. landing with the Cardinals.

Is LSU corner Derek Stingley Jr. a realistic possibility for the Arizona Cardinals in the 2022 NFL Draft?

Winding up with Stingley would be amazing for Arizona. But the chances of it actually happening don’t seem very high.

While there has been a lot of uncertainty when it comes to this year’s NFL Draft, many agree that Stingley will likely be selected with one of the first 15 picks on Thursday.

According to, Stingley is expected to be off the board after the first 10 selections this year, and some people have even mocked him as high as No. 3 to the Houston Texans.

So basically, in order for the Cardinals to end up with the former LSU cornerback, something drastic would probably have to happen on Thursday night. Like we’re talking something like a Laremy Tunsil gas mask in 2016 situation.

Never say never, but when it comes to Stingley getting drafted by Arizona, it’s not something that anyone should be betting on to actually happen on Thursday.

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