The NFL Season is coming into its final stretch. The playoff teams will soon be locking in the berths, and elimination faces others, turning their focus to the draft. We are way ahead of them in our divisional midseason mock drafts. In Week 12, we are turning our attention to the NFC West. The Rams, Seahawks, Cardinals and 49ers are up on the clock today in the NFL Mocks Midseason Mock Draft for the NFC West.
The Cardinals hold two picks in the first round after acquiring the Texans first-rounder in the Will Anderson Jr. trade. At times early in the season, it looked possible for the Cardinals to have two top-five picks and even the 1 and 2, but CJ Stroud and Kyler Murry have different plans. The Cardinals have the No.2 and the No. 17 and a slew of Day 2 picks: 34, 66, 72, 82.
The Rams are up at No. 14 but accept a trade with the Falcons for the No. 19 and 51. The Falcons select JJ McCarthy at 13. Early last week, we looked at some potential Rams draft picks; all seem great options, so the Rams trading down and taking the one that's still there five picks later is a cunning move.
Seattle has some needs on the O-line and backfield to address in the draft and has the 22nd, 80th and 88th to do that. It's also likely they will take a Gino Smith contingency plan to start developing in a deep QB class.
The 49ers have the most complete roster in the NFL; it seems with Brock Purdy turning into Joe Montana they have no immediate need. They will use the 30th, 61st and 97th picks to draft for depth.
The Bears drafted at No.1 and selected Drake Maye, so the Cardinals are on the clock.