The NFL combine has begun and Thursday was an exciting day because of the wide receivers. The Arizona Cardinals certainly could use a wide receiver this offseason with both A.J. Green and Christian Kirk both scheduled to become free agents later this month.
However, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks released a new mock draft before the combine began, and the Cardinals do not go with a receiver with their first-round selection, the 23rd pick in the draft.
He has them going with a big defensive need — a cornerback. His projection is Washington cornerback Trent McDuffie.
U-Dub has treated the Cardinals well, with Budda Baker and Byron Murphy contributing in a major way in the desert. McDuffie could emerge as the next Husky to step into a starring role as a rock-solid corner with a steady game.
McDuffie doesn’t have great length at 5-11 but is 195 lbs. He only had two interceptions in three seasons for the Huskies.
He had 35 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack and six pass breakups last season.
All 21 Cardinals scheduled to become unrestricted free agents
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