Sunday, November 28, 2021

Arizona Cardinals 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Arizona Cardinals Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Arizona Cardinals from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks from recent NFL mock drafts for the Cardinals:

CBS Sports - Edwards (11/25)

32. Derion Kendrick, CB, Georgia

From a pure talent perspective, Kendrick is one of the best cornerback prospects in the draft. He has some red flags but Arizona has gone all in on its title hopes this year so it is reasonable to think that strategy might continue.

NBC Sports Chicago - Morgan (11/24)

32. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State

The Cardinals have an electrifying offense and are currently the fourth highest scoring team in the NFL (28.2 points per game). Unfortunately, Arizona's uber-talented signal caller, Kyler Murray has been sidelined for several weeks because of an ankle injury. If there is an area of concern for Arizona's offense it may be the team's interior pass blocking. Should the Cardinals draft Ekwonu, they'll acquire a stabilizing force who plays with an unapologetic attitude when blocking his opponents. Standing at 6'4" and 320 pounds, Ekwonu moves grown men out of the way, they don't move him.

NBC Sports Philly - Roche (11/23)

32. Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M

Spiller seems like a Derrick Henry type, a wrecking ball-style runner averaging nearly six yards a carry for the Aggies. Also picks up blitzes very well. A bit of an issue with his sizable workload already; he's had more than 600 touches over the past three seasons in College Station.

The Draft Network - Sanchez (11/22)

32. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

Over the past two drafts, the Arizona Cardinals have valued defensive players who have versatile skill sets to play multiple positions (Isaiah Simmons and Zaven Collins). Daxton Hill fits that mold as a player that plays safety but has the fluid hips and explosiveness to play nickel. Hill be a great young addition to a talented defensive back group.

PFF - Treash (11/22)

32. Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State

Ebiketie had a mini-breakout campaign in 2020 with the Temple Owls and has since become one of the premier pass-rushers in the Power Five at Penn State. He's been the model of consistency along the edge for the Nittany Lions, recording at least three pressures in every game that he's faced a Power Five offensive line. Ebiketie is fantastic with his hands and has stepped up in Shaka Toney and Odafe Oweh‘s absence (both are in the NFL). He has earned a 90.6 pass-rush grade this season.

ESPN - Reid (11/17)

31. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

Byron Murphy and Marco Wilson are promising pieces in the Cardinals' secondary, but they need an outside corner who could take over for veteran Robert Alford. As Arizona did with Murphy in Round 2 in 2019, it could go back to the Washington well with the selection of McDuffie. He has experience in both man and zone coverage and is a consistent tackler in run support. He has also played snaps in the slot, which adds to his value.

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