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NFL Mock Draft 2012: David DeCastro Selected By Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have been linked to a ton of players through various mock drafts these last few months, but the need for an offensive lineman has remained throughout. That being said, do not be surprised to hear whispers of a wide receiver or pass rusher come draft day.

According to this final mock from FOX Sports, the Cardinals will be taking David DeCastro out of Stanford with the No. 13 overall pick.

Plenty of scouts consider DeCastro one of the surest things in this draft. The Cardinals need to bolster their offensive line, so this could be the pick, especially if Michael Floyd and Melvin Ingram are off the board. They could really use a tackle more than a guard, but they'll likely value DeCastro over available tackles like Cordy Glenn and Riley Reiff, although Glenn would be a good fit, too, with the versatility to play either tackle or guard.

DeCastro was excellent with Stanford these last few seasons and you would have to think he would see immediate playing time on Arizona. Given their need to do a better job of protecting Kevin Kolb (or whoever the quarterback happens to be that week) you can bet the thought of adding a talented lineman such as DeCastro has to be very appealing for head coach Ken Whisenhunt and his staff.

For more on the Cardinals and their draft plans, check out Revenge of the Birds.