As the Arizona Cardinals' offseason continues, the direction of where they will decide to use their first round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft will become a bit clearer, but as of now, it's still anyone's guess.
One of the most glaring areas of need is the offensive line, and according to Sports Illustrated's Don Banks and his latest mock draft, the Cardinals will select OT Cordy Glenn out of the University of Georgia with the No. 17 overall pick to help fill that void.
Now, Banks is factoring in a projected trade with the Bengals to move the Cardinals down to the No. 17 spot in this year's draft, allowing Cincy to grab Trent Richardson at No. 13 while getting an extra pick for the Cards in the process. Here's how Banks feels Glenn fits into the Cardinals system, and why he's the right choice in this position for Arizona:
At 17, the Cardinals could still fill their need for an offensive tackle with Glenn or Stanford's Jonathan Martin, or turn their attention to defense and take Alabama 3-4 rush linebacker Courtney Upshaw. But the 6-6, 346-pound Glenn is climbing as the draft approaches, and his blend of size and speed is intriguing, even if Arizona did re-sign veteran tackle Levi Brown.
The possibilities could border mind-boggling for Arizona, with a number of terrific offensive lineman in this year's draft, a number o talented playmakers and plausible trades on the horizon as well. They'll have lots of homework do to over the next month or so to prepare.
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