The Draft is just over a week away and the Mocks are pouring in like never before. In the latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft from Mocking the Draft, they land the cornerback from LSU. Here is their rationale.
The Cardinals are sitting in a tough spot here because both top quarterbacks are off the board. Von Miller is also a likely target but he is also got at this point. However, all is not lost because Peterson might be the best overall talent in this draft class.
Like they said, Peterson might not be the first player on the Cardinals' draft board, but I don't think they would be greatly disappointed if they walked away from this Draft with Patrick Peterson. He is probably the best athlete in this class and has the tools to be a dominant cornerback and kick returner. Putting Peterson next to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie would give the Cardinals arguably the most athletic cornerback tandem in the league for the foreseeable future.