The first round on the NFL draft is in just over a month.
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What will the Cardinals do with their pick at No. 13?
Our NFL mock draft tracker looks at who writers and sites are projecting Arizona to take on April 27.
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Washington Post: Cardinals pick Alabama TE O.J. Howard
John Harris writes: “Larry Fitzgerald caught 107 passes last year, and David Johnson had 80 receptions out of the backfield. There’s no way the Cardinals want either of those two to catch that many passes again, particularly, Johnson, who had nearly 400 touches in only his second season. Enter Howard, perhaps the most dynamic tight end pass-catching weapon to enter the draft in a few years. If he can take the pressure off Fitzgerald and Johnson, this offense could be even more dangerous in 2017.”
NFL.com: Cardinals select Western Michigan WR Corey Davis
Bucky Brooks writes: “The Cardinals need an eventual successor for Larry Fitzgerald as the team’s WR1.”
CBS Sports: Cardinals take Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer
Dane Brugler writes: “Many believe this will be the final season for Carson Palmer in the NFL and the Cardinals need to plan for the future at the position. Kizer is inconsistent, but the physical tools and mental ability are worth developing.”
NFL.com: Cardinals go with Alabama LB Reuben Foster
Daniel Jeremiah writes: “Foster would be a steal if he fell this far in the draft.”
NFL.com: Cardinals end up with Stanford DE Solomon Thomas
Charley Casserly writes: “Thomas could replace Calais Campbell, whom they’ll probably lose in free agency.”
NFL.com: Cardinals pick Kizer
Chad Reuter writes: “Carson Palmer’s nearly through, and Kizer’s a good fit to learn and emulate the former No. 1 pick’s game.”
Bleacher Report: Cardinals select Alabama CB Quincy Wilson
Brent Sobleski writes: “The Arizona Cardinals will be a vastly different squad in 2017 after their underwhelming 2016 campaign. Calais Campbell, Tony Jefferson, Kevin Minter, D.J. Swearinger, Alex Okafor, Earl Watford and Darren Fells all left in free agency. The team signed Antoine Bethea, Karlos Dansby and Jarvis Jones. However, the organization didn’t address the gaping hole at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson.”
walterfootball.com: Cardinals take Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey
It writes: “The Cardinals had major problems at cornerback across from Patrick Peterson the entire year. They tried multiple players, but couldn’t find a solution. Fortunately for them, this class is absolutely packed at the position. Quarterback is the other option, and I could see Arizona going that route with either DeShone Kizer or Pat Mahomes. However, I think the Cardinals either move down or select a signal-caller in the second round instead.”
Fox Sports: Cardinals go with Clemson QB Deshaun Watson
Peter Schrager writes: “I don’t think the Cardinals are bluffing when they say they’re interested in a young quarterback. Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton are fine for 2017, but beyond? It’s time to start considering a young gun. Watson saved his biggest games for the biggest stages. That’s the good. He tossed 32 interceptions in college. That’s the bad.”
Newsday: Cardinals end up with Davis
Nick Klopsis writes: “Arizona needs help on defense, particularly another cornerback across from Patrick Peterson and a playmaking off-ball linebacker. But wide receiver has become just as big of a need for the Cardinals — Larry Fitzgerald will turn 34 in August and is in the final year of his contract, Michael Floyd was cut following a DUI arrest in December and John Brown battled sickle-cell anemia last season. Corey Davis probably is the most complete wide receiver in the draft. The Western Michigan star has the size at 6-2 7/8 and 209 pounds, which he uses to his advantage in 50-50 situations. He’s a crisp route-runner and can make defenders miss in the open field. Davis has lined up outside and in the slot, giving him extra versatility. Something to watch: If any of the top quarterbacks make it this far, could head coach Bruce Arians pass up drafting Carson Palmer’s eventual replacement?”
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