With the Arizona Cardinals signing of J.J. Watt you wonder if the 2021 NFL Mock Drafts would start to change things.
That’s why the newest mock draft from Pro Football Focus caught my eye.
They dropped their newest one on Monday and with the Cardinals they focused on fixing the defensive line still.
16. ARIZONA CARDINALS: DI CHRISTIAN BARMORE, ALABAMA
A slot receiver would be a big consideration for the Cardinals, and Waddle could be the pick if he’s still available, but this team was just awful along the interior defensive line last season. Barmore is raw but easily has the most upside for any interior defensive lineman in the draft. His technique and agility are elite for the position.
Key Change: The Cardinals’ cumulative grade from interior defensive linemen was 41.7 last season, the second-lowest in the league. Barmore comes in at 90.7 over the previous two seasons.
Barmore with the addition of Watt, the continued progress of Zach Allen, Leki Fotu and Rashard Lawrence, with the return to health of Jordan Phillips would make the defensive line the strength of the Arizona Cardinals.
Like the Watt signing, it may not address the biggest need, but they are taking the best player (in their eyes).
What would you think?
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