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My brand-new 2006 Cardinals mock draft (1 Viewer)

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First of all, I want to address a few things when it comes to my projections and team needs:

1. This mock draft has been completed under the assumption that the Cardinals will at least sign one free-agent offensive lineman as they have stated that they plan to do. If a FA O-Lineman is signed, the offensive line will still remain somewhat of a need position, but not as urgent as if they do not sign one.

2. I believe that with a revamped offensive line, the current Cardinals RBs (Arrington, Shipp) will be able to produce, thus making the RB position much lesser of an area of need going into the draft.

3. The Cardinals are currently optimistic about their chances of being able to sign DT Russell Davis, who performed abmirably last season prior to going down with a season ending injury, however, latest reports are that Davis and the Cardinals are far apart in contract negotiations. Obviously, if Davis is lost, DT becomes a glaring weakness and definate area of need.

4. with Gerald Hayes or James Darling expected to be the Cardinals starting MLB, this could be an area of weakness as well, as Darling is a much more effective as an OLB than he is in the middle.

Gerald Hayes has the potential to be a playmaker, however, he hasn't shown the ability to stay healthy throughout his brief career with the Cardinals.

*This is not necessarily intended to be exact in player predictions, but has been designed to give an idea of which positions the Cardinals will need to address

Anyways, here is my latest Cardinals mock draft:

Round 1: Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland

Imagine how scary the Cardinals offense could be with the addition of another 'big-time playmaker' in Vernon Davis.

If Davis is still available at #8, one would have to think that Denny would jump all over the opportunity to bring in a TE that would make his offense even more potent, and a player who could come in and immediately be a presence on the field.

The Cardinals have lacked a quality TE for a few years now, and this may be Denny's opportunity to land one who is has all of the tools to be one of the elite to ever play the game.

Although the drafting of Vernon Davis could have a negative impact on the fantasy values of Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals offense could truly become the NFL's "Greatest Show on Turf" with Vernon Davis

Round 2: Rod Wright, DT, Texas

I've seen various mock drafts that have Wright going in the middle of the first round, while others have him going in the middle of the second round.

Regardless, if Wright is available when the Cardinals go on the clock in Round 2, I think that Wright is the perfect and obvious pick.

As I previously stated, the Cardinals remain optimistic about the chances of being able to re-sign Russell Davis, however the latest reports out here are that the Cardinals and Davis are still far apart in contract negotiations.

Last season the Defensive line struggled following Davis' premature departure due to a season ending iinjury, and Rod Wright would be able to immediately upgrade the position.

With a front 4 of Bertrand Berry, Darnell Dockett, Rod Wright, and Chike Okeafor, the Cardinals could have one of the premier pass rushing attacks in the league.

Round 3: Taitusi "Deuce" Lutui, OG, USC

The Cardinals have stated this offseason that they plan on bringing in at least one FA O-Lineman and then looking to obtain another possibly in round 2 or 3 of the upcoming draft.

With the abundance of quality O-Lineman available in the draft, the Cardinals should be able to find a quality tackle or guard here to come in a provide some depth.

Round 4: Omar Jacobs, QB, Bowling Green

a player who could have been a 1st round draft pick had he entered the draft a year earlier, Jacobs could be a great value for the Cardinals here if he is still available.

With Josh McCown set to depart as a FA, and with the only current QBs on the Cardinals roster being Kurt Warner and John Navarre, the Cardinals will have to find a #2 or #3 either through the draft or through Free Agency.

 
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I think drafting Williams as a CB is not a good use of the first rounder - they can get someone that projects almost as well as a CB in the 2nd and take Bunkley instead.

I still think Jacobs is QB4 and goes in the second when its all said and done.

 
I think drafting Williams as a CB is not a good use of the first rounder - they can get someone that projects almost as well as a CB in the 2nd and take Bunkley instead.

I still think Jacobs is QB4 and goes in the second when its all said and done.
I agree with this post.Projecting Jimmy Williams to the Cardinals is interesting. It's something I have yet to see in any mock draft, and it makes me wonder why. Macklin is a decent corner, and I

I guarantee you they won't take a RB with the 10th pick. I believe it is very, very likely that they sign Michael Bennett, if not to be their feature back, to push Arrington and Shipp.

I think Jacobs will be long gone by the time the Cardinals pick in the 4th round.

Like you said, he was a first rounder in last year's draft if he came out.

My question to you is, do you believe Macklin is being targeted by defenses? I was under the impression that he was a fairly decent corner. Are they really looking to move him back to nickel back? Is he better suited there?

 
What about Eric Green?

Hes projected to beat out Macklin for the other CB job this year.

Lutui in the 3rd and Jacobs in the 4th is extremely wishful thinking.

 
I think drafting Williams as a CB is not a good use of the first rounder - they can get someone that projects almost as well as a CB in the 2nd and take Bunkley instead.

I still think Jacobs is QB4 and goes in the second when its all said and done.
Williams said he expected to play safety in his media interview. He said, he'd play corner if needed, but scouts and coaches have all discussed him playing safety and he actually preferred it because he could be in the middle of more action that way.
 
I see no way that Deuce makes it to the 3rd round. If he does that is a steal.
He is in a lot of first round projections still. Deuce in the 2nd and Wright in the 3rd is more realistic, but I doubt Wright makes it all the way to AZ.
 
What about Eric Green?

Hes projected to beat out Macklin for the other CB job this year.

Lutui in the 3rd and Jacobs in the 4th is extremely wishful thinking.
Jacobs got a 4th round projection from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. If you look at first day mocks, he's going to have to go before Whitehurst and Croyle to make it out of Round 4.
 
No way VD makes it pass the niners :D . Your cards will get to seem him twice a year :D

 
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wouldn't you rather see the niners draft AJ Hawk, they wil lose their top two outside backers this year and Hawk is a monster.

 
wouldn't you rather see the niners draft AJ Hawk, they wil lose their top two outside backers this year and Hawk is a monster.
I'd rather have a freak than a monster....
 
wouldn't you rather see the niners draft AJ Hawk, they wil lose their top two outside backers this year and Hawk is a monster.
All the LBs in the world won't help the Niners D if the offense goes 3 and out every drive.
 

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