The Cardinals Select A Building Block In The Secondary In This Mock Draft
No. 21: Arizona Cardinals (via HOU) — Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
The chase for the CB1 mantle is a deep one right now. Although McKinstry and Wiggins rank higher, Kamari Lassiter might have the best potential of the bunch. The Georgia defender plays bigger than his size indicates and is never out of a play. The Cardinals need a pillar in the cornerback room; Lassiter is that.
No. 22: Seattle Seahawks — Jer’Zhan Newton, DL, Illinois
The Seahawks are close to being a finished product, but a difference-maker in the trenches is still needed. Jer’Zhan Newton can single-handedly shut down running plays while displaying incredible hand usage and power when working as a pass rusher.
No. 23: Pittsburgh Steelers — Kalen King, CB, Penn State
The Steelers landed a Penn State cornerback last year in Joey Porter Jr. In today’s mock draft, Pittsburgh dips back into the in-state pool with Kalen King. Although King has had a bit of a down year by his standards, his confidence and coachability will go a long way toward reaching his ceiling.
No. 24: Houston Texans (via CLE) — Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
Like the Steelers, the Texans use a pick on a position they selected early last year. Chop Robinson is a nice tandem for Will Anderson Jr., as both guys have a knack for getting into the backfield. DeMeco Ryans is building a juggernaut in Houston.
No. 25: Miami Dolphins — Graham Barton, OL, Duke
For the first time in two years, the Dolphins actually have a first-round pick to use. Miami should take advantage by addressing their needs on the offensive line. With Graham Barton, the team receives a guy who can legitimately play all five positions at a high level.
No. 26: Dallas Cowboys — Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina
The Cowboys have a superstar in CeeDee Lamb, but the rest of the wide receiver room leaves much to be desired. Xavier Legette stands 6-foot-3, weighs 227 pounds, and runs like a gazelle, giving Dallas the Thunder and Lightning it’s been searching for.