We are now one day away from the 2012 NFL Draft, and analysts and football writers around the nation are submitting their final mock drafts, basing their picks on the most current information available. Generally speaking, these mocks are much more reliable (if any mock drafts could be considered 'reliable') than those from a couple of months, weeks, or even days ago, and as writers try and get as close to the real thing as possible, they eschew wild ideas and scenarios for what they believe will happen.
CBS Sports and NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang published his most recent mock and had a familiar name going to the Cardinals:
13. Arizona Cardinals
Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa: By re-signing Levi Brown and adding former San Francisco swingman Adam Snyder, the Cardinals have already addressed some of the concerns they have up front. The club hasn't made re-signing right tackle Brandon Keith a priority and so it appears the team could be targeting a potential replacement for him via the draft. Reiff's short arms are a concern for some and therefore some believe his future lies inside at guard. With the versatile Snyder on board, offensive line coach Russ Grimm could put Reiff inside or outside based on how he fills his top five linemen project best.
Reiff has been mocked the Cardinals at 13 for some time now, so this pick comes as no surprise. Arizona may well look to bolster their offensive line, improve their pass rush, and protect the investment they've made in concussion-prone Kevin Kolb. Reiff certainly fits the bill.
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