The verdict is still out on what the Arizona Cardinals are expected to do at the 2012 NFL Draft. The team has been linked to a ton of players in recent months, especially those who project to play offensive line or wide receiver. There are also those who believe the Cardinals will look to upgrade their defensive unit with a defensive lineman or linebacker, both of which are likely big needs for the coming years.
USA Today recently surveyed five football experts for their picks in the first round. Here were the results for Arizona:
According to Rob Rang of NFL Draft Scouting and Nate Davis of USA Today, they expect the Cardinals to draft OT Riley Reiff from Iowa.
Jim Corbett, who also writes for USA Today, sees the team going with an offensive lineman as well, but they would select Stanford guard David DeCastro with the 14th pick in his version of the draft.
Jason Bell of USA Today projects the Cardinals to take defensive tackle Fletcher Cox from Mississippi State, while Wes Bunting of National Football Post sees the team going with linebacker Melvin Ingram from South Carolina.
The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft will start on Thursday, April 26 from New York City.
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