Cardinals 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Arizona does the obvious, plus 1 wild trade

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892. Christian Haynes. . Christian Haynes. 3. . . G. player. Christian Haynes

Without a pick in the second round, the Cardinals wait until Round 3 to make their next selection. But, they continue addressing areas of need this offseason by selecting Connecticut guard Christian Haynes. The 6-foot-3, 317-pound Haynes had himself a strong Combine performance and graded out as the third-best guard prospect of his class, per

Haynes could come in right away and start on the interior for Arizona, giving Murray even more protection going forward. This is a home run start to the draft for the Cardinals. It's been mostly about Kyler.

Brandon Dorlus. DL. player. . Brandon Dorlus. 515. . . Brandon Dorlus. 3

With their second of three picks in the third, the Cardinals revert back to defense, bolstering the defensive line with Oregon defensive lineman Brandon Dorlus. Arizona gets themselves a versatile lineman who can play inside or out. At 6-foot-3, 283 pounds, Dorlus ran a 4.83 in his 40-yard dash and represents ideal athleticism for the interior. But, again, he can also play the end spot and rush the passer.

As a third-round pick, the Cardinals get a guy who easily could have gone at the back of the second, finding tremendous value.