With the 2021 NFL Draft right around the corner, we get a staple of the industry, the dueling mock draft between Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay.
This year, the ESPN duo did a three-round mock draft, of course the Cardinals don’t have a third rounder, but they have a first and a second.
How did Kiper and McShay make the picks?
Let’s take a look from E$PN:
McShay’s pick: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Both outside CBs are on one-year deals, and Horn is a tough press corner with wheels. Arizona needs someone who can square up with the elite NFC West receivers now that Patrick Peterson is elsewhere.
Horn’s chances of being available here: 28.8%
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Kiper’s pick: Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson
Rodgers is one of the best slot receivers in this class, and Kyler Murray needs an underneath target who knows how to get open. Christian Kirk is in the final year of his rookie contract.
I think this would be a good draft for the Cardinals, but I know there are concerns on Rodgers being a slot receiver.
You are basically saying you are not bringing back Kirk and don’t see Isabella working out.
As for Rodgers ability, he could be a Tyler Lockett like slot receiver. If you get a Lockett would you be okay moving on from Kirk and Isabella?
What are your thoughts?