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The Arizona Cardinals are fully in win-now mode. Veteran quarterback Carson Palmer is in the twilight of his career, and and star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald may not be far behind him. With that in mind, the Cheap Jerseys NFL Cardinals made a big move this offseason, sending guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick to the Patriots for pass rusher Chandler Jones, who has just a year left on his contract.
With those things in mind, Arizona's big needs in the draft are at center and cornerback. If they address those successfully, the Cardinals could be a Super Bowl favorite heading into the season. But in the SB Nation NFL writers mock draft, Jess Root of Revenge of the Birds has a few options at those positions.
Up front, there's the question of what the Raiders will get NHL Hockey Jerseys from defensive end Mario Edwards this year. His rookie campaign ended with a neck injury in Week 14 and there's still no clear prognosis for this season. If he can get healthy, he'll have a chance to build on a solid first season and with some of the ammo that Oakland's adding to their front seven, he could end up being a key piece to it.
On offense, the team seems really high on tight end Clive Walford, a second-year pro out of Miami that caught 28 pa**** for 329 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie. Ideally, he'll develop some chemistry with Carr to become his NBA Jerseys Cheap safety blanket over the middle and a big weapon in the red zone.
Seth Roberts is another name to watch. The former undrafted free agent sprung onto the scene last year and finished third on the team in receiving with 32 catches for 480 yards and five touchdowns. With Cooper and Crabtree hogging the focus of opposing defenses, Roberts will have the opportunity to make some plays next year in single coverage.
Not only do the Raiders stand to benefit greatly from their free agency haul and stable of up-and-coming players, but they have some solid ammo in the upcoming draft. The Raiders have eight picks -- starting with the 14th Cheap NFL Jerseys USA overall -- and the direction they go with that pick remains a pretty hotly debated subject.
Adding to that is the potential that Sean Smith and Reggie Nelson bring to the secondary. Strong coverage on an opponent's No. 1 receiver is an underrated piece to a pass rush equation -- it wasn't just Von Miller's explosive first step or DeMarcus Ware's spin move that helped the Broncos wreck havoc on opposing teams -- it was sticky blanket coverage in the secondary by Denver's trio of talented NFL Jerseys Free Shipping cornerbacks that forced quarterbacks to hold on to the ball that extra half-beat or two. That turns pressures into sacks.
Smith isn't a shutdown corner on the level of Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman, but he has the length and physicality to re-direct routes and disrupt timing, which is key for a team whose front can create quick pressure. Similarly, Nelson provides a ball-hawking presence in the middle, and his league-leading eight picks in 2015 will give quarterbacks pause in attacking in his area.