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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Will Cardinals take QB or OL?

The NFL Combine will lead to heavy shake-ups in the mock drafts. Where does Arizona fall in the latest one from SB Nation?


The NFL Combine is almost over, and most teams should have a much better idea of where their draft boards stand. The Arizona Cardinals hold the No. 7 pick, and could go in a couple directions.

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SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn released his latest mock draft on Monday, and he has the Cardinals taking Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher:

The Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback, and the Matt Barkley chatter heated up at the combine, but Eric Fisher makes more sense. The offensive line in Arizona is a mess, and Fisher could be plugged in to prove an immediate upgrade. Mike Mayock recently noted that the gap between Joeckel and Fisher isn't as large as some think.

Luke Joeckel is still considered the top LT in this draft class, but Fisher is starting to close the gap after impressive performances at the Senior Bowl and Combine. If the draft board pans out like this, Fisher would be an instant safety blanket to whomever Arizona trots out at QB.

Speaking of the QB position, Fairburn notes that there's plenty of buzz about the Cardinals going with Matt Barkley. Barkley is still nursing his shoulder injury and didn't throw at the Combine, but he's expected to be ready for USC's Pro Day on March 27. Many teams will be watching his workout closely, and the Cards should be one of them. He's still one of the biggest wild cards in this draft.

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