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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Cardinals Select Ohio State LOT Mike Adams In First Round

Last week's 2012 NFL Combine provided plenty of revelations as to the athleticism and development of many of the nation's top college players. The results were illuminating both for the NFL scouts and evaluators leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft and for the fans following along at home.

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The Combine also helped to shore up a whole new wave of mock drafts by analysts. The latest post-Combine mock draft over at Draft Tek is up and Eugene Stasak suggests that the Cardinals will use their No. 13 overall pick to draft Ohio St. Buckeyes offensive tackle Mike Adams in the first round.

We've got ourselves a new selection this week for the Arizona Cardinals. Still looking offensive tackle, but this week its big Mike Adams from Ohio State. Adams had an up and down combine, but he's still right there with Jonathan Martin as they vie for the number three tackle. Adams fits the Russ Grimm mold of offensive lineman as he loves massive 320+ pound guys. Left tackle Levi Brown is scheduled to have a $17 million cap number this season and will undoubtedly be either restructured or released. Right tackle Brandon Keith is set to hit free agency and is not expected to return. Brown and Adams would give them two interchangeable tackles that have the size and athleticism to play on either side of the line and would provide improved protection for Kevin Kolb, John Skelton, or even Peyton Manning.

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