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2014 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals 7-Round Mock, Final Edition

2014 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals' Seven-Round Mock, Final Edition

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Although they took major steps forward in 2013, the Arizona Cardinals aren't done improving yet. With some nice young talent and a great head coach in Bruce Arians, the Cardinals appear to be set up well for future success. That said, if the team really wants to ensure continued improvement, the Cardinals need to do well in the 2014 NFL Draft. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, here is the final seven-round mock draft for the Cardinals.

Round 1- Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

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Round 1- Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

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Carson Palmer isn’t getting any younger, and the Cardinals would be wise to bring in a player to develop behind him. Derek Carr is a smart, big-armed quarterback who is a great fit in Bruce Arians’ vertical offense. With a few years of development, Carr could develop into a high-end starter.

Round 2- Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State

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Round 2- Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State

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After picking up their quarterback of the future in the first round, the Cardinals must now shift their focus to the offensive line where Bobbie Massie has become a liability at right tackle. Jack Mewhort has been overlooked in this draft process, but his size, strength and polish project him as an immediate starter.

Round 3- Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor

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Round 3- Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor

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Jonathan Cooper, last year’s first-rounder, has the left guard spot locked down, but the other guard spot is still a weakness. Cyril Richardson is one of my favorite prospects at the position in this year’s class, and he could be a solid starter from day one.

Round 4- Dezmen Southward, SS, Wisconsin

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Round 4- Dezmen Southward, SS, Wisconsin

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In last year’s draft, the Cardinals nailed it with the selection of Tyrann Mathieu. And while that selection solidified the free safety spot, the strong safety position remains a weakness. Dezmen Southward has a very physical style of play, and with both Mathieu and Southward, the Cardinals would have one of the best young safety tandems in the league.

Round 5- Deandre Coleman, NT, California

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Round 5- Deandre Coleman, NT, California

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Dan Williams is a solid player in the middle of the Cardinals' defensive line, but the depth behind him is questionable. Deandre Coleman has NFL-caliber talent, and with some development, he could be an excellent rotational lineman.

Round 6- Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida

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Round 6- Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida

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Although the team signed Antonio Cromartie in free agency, there is still a need for a developmental corner behind him. Louchiez Purifoy has character concerns, but if he can get his head on straight, he could develop into a starter in a few seasons.