The NFL Draft approaches in April and the projections continue to come in. With everyone paying attention to the NFL combine, things start getting crazy with where teams are projected to go with their picks. The Arizona Cardinals have a list of player needs, but also must consider depth and the talent level of the players available at the number 13 pick in the draft, where the Cards make their selection
Let's take a look at some of the projections from around the web for the Cardinals in the draft
Just on Tuesday, we had our own mock draft for the site. In that mock draft, the Cards trade down to number 17 and pick up a second-rounder and offensive lineman Cordy Glenn.
Glenn is a monster of a human being, and a physical specimen to boot. He could be a mauler on the interior line, but also has the speed and feet to play at either tackle spot. With this pick, the Cardinals give Grimm a mammoth of a lineman to coach up.
The SB Nation mock draft has the Cardinals picking Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd:
Wide receiver is a position that can be impacted as much as any by a strong or weak workout. The always controversial 40-yard dash has earned and cost players big time bucks over the years, and it will not be any different in 2012. The Cardinals need more options opposite Larry Fitzgerald, and Floyd could be that option if he has a strong Combine and Pro Day. He could also end up slipping into the latter third of the first round if he struggles.
In the meantime, Walter Football projects David DeCastro, with Jonathan Martin, Nick Perry or Courtney Upshaw.
All of these player potential fill positions of need for the Cardinals. As we approach the real thing, things will likely get a little clearer.
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