The NFL Combine is always a huge determining factor for many of the players involved in the top rounds of the upcoming draft. Not only can a player boost his stock with a strong showing at workouts, drills and the interviewing process, but he can also place a tough burden on himself with a poor showing. With representatives from every team in the league in attendance, every player will look to put on a show.
The 2012 NFL Draft is right around the corner and just about every top-prospect will be in Indianapolis this week for the events. The latest mock draft from SB Nation takes a look at the Arizona Cardinals and who they may select with the No. 13 overall pick.
13. Arizona Cardinals, David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
DeCastro might be the best offensive lineman in the draft behind Matt Kalil. He is, however, a guard, a position less hyped than outside pass protectors. Either way, Arizona needs help, and with Reiff and Martin off the board, DeCastro is their next best pick. The question on everyone's mind between now and April is whether DeCastro will be picked higher than this.
All eyes will be on DeCastro, a junior, as he arrives at the 2012 Combine this week. As mentioned above, there are those with a concern regarding his positional value at the next level, but he figures to have a long and successful career in the NFL. Should he really impress a team or two this week in Indianapolis, there is a good chance he will not be on the board once the 13th pick rolls around.
For more on the Cardinals and to discuss their potential draft plans, head on over to Revenge Of The Birds.