And with the #31 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals Select...

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Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno

THE_TRUTH with the pick...

The Cardinals are in need of a RB to develop and take over the reigns of Edgerrin James. James will be 31 years old and considering having a year of less than 4.0 yards per carry, he might be looking at the down swing of his career. It isn’t news that he wasn’t happy with his role in the organization and is due a $5Mil.bonus that may or may not happen. Hightower had an even less than stellar year considering his YPC at 2.8, but is still going to be around for another 3 years considering the hit to their cap.

 

RB is the Achilles heel of the Arizona Cardinals. They averaged a whopping average of 73.6 yards and were 32nd in the league. That’s right folks, dead last and yet still managed to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Now some might attest that Arizona’s Offense was pass-happy, but considering that when the opportunity arose to run the ball, they obviously didn’t get it done, this need will be addressed in the off-season.

 

There are a couple of other needs for the Arizona Cardinals this year as well. One being a Center and the other being a need for OLB’s considering that 3 of the 4 OLB’s are in their early 30’s with only one being under 32. Consdering that Okeafor is a probable starter and the uncertainty of Laboy staying healthy and producing could make for an interesting draft this year in mid to late rounds.

 

CB is a position where there are two to three spots up for grab. These will also be addressed in later rounds. The issue with CB is that the Cardinals have two players under contract and are in need to at least 2 more CB’s. Maybe a trade might happen down the road, but they’ll need to look at filling those spots later rather than sooner.

 

There’s also a distinct need for Warner to stay healthy and considering his age, there’s an even greater need to shore up the running game in case Leinart is called in to carry the team. If this scenario happens, RB will need to play a much bigger role for the Cardinals to be able to put wins in the column. Hindsight is 20/20, but there isn’t a reason not to be safe.

 

Considering the draft board recruits on AP and looking at the best possible talent at picking 31st the Arizona Cardinals pick Knowshown Moreno, RB, Georgia.5’11" -212 lbs.

 

Knowshon fits the Cardinals very well considering  he carried the ball 248 times for 1334 yards and 14 TD’s. But here is the distinct difference between him and the rest of the RB’s on the board: He can catch the ball as well. His skills in the receiving game were one of the best at 20 catches for 253 more yards. His skills at hitting the hole and burst of speed prove to be an asset to any team that decides to use him as a bull runner up the middle. If he’s still available at this spot on April 25th, I can’t see the Cardinals passing on the opportunity. Although the combine numbers weren't eye opening and truthfully a bit disappointing, his on field play for Georgia proved to be a bright light on a mediocre Georgia team.

 

Combine Results

 

40 yard dash: 4.60

Bench Press: 25

Vertical Jump: 35.5

Three-cone Drill: 6.84

20 yard shuttle: 4.27

60 yard shuttle: 11.63

 

Previous Pick: C Alex Mack

 

Read More: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

 

On the clock: Pittsburgh Steelers (McWhirt33)

 

Click over for the schedule and current draft results.

Pick Round 1 Selection Date Community Approval
1 Detroit Lions - UCrawford LB Aaron Curry Weds. March 10th Forgot to do a poll
2 St. Louis Rams - Lanier63 OT Jason Smith Monday, March 16th 67%
3 Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88 OT Eugene Monroe Monday, March 16th 56%
4 Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel DT B.J. Raji Tuesday, March 17th 46%
5 Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway WR Michael Crabtree Tuesday, March 17th 37%
6 Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic OT Andre Smith Weds., March 18th 43%
7 Oakland Raiders - mushin WR Jeremy Maclin Weds., March 18th 38%
8 Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns WR Percy Harvin Thursday, March 19th 29%
9 Green Bay Packers - JasonM DE/OLB Everette Brown
Thursday, March 19th 68%
10 San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch QB Matt Stafford Friday, March 20th 61%
11 Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread LB Rey Maualuga Friday, March 20th 50%
12 Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose DE Brian Orakpo Monday, March 23rd 58%
13 Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade T Michael Oher Monday, March 23rd 64%
14 New Orleans Saints - cmpotter CB Vontae Davis Tuesday, March 24th 46%
15 Houston Texans - ChiefsDude CB Malcolm Jenkins Tuesday, March 24th 61%
16 San Diego Chargers - Helmets DE Tyson Jackson Weds., March 25th 58%
17 New York Jets - NJChief QB Mark Sanchez Weds., March 25th 77%
18 Chicago Bears - Holmeslice QB Josh Freeman Thursday, March 26th 28%
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory DT Peria Jerry Thursday, March 26th 45%
20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford DE Aaron Maybin
Friday, March 27th 54%
21 Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717 TE Brandon Pettigrew Friday, March 27th 60%
22 Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56 WR Hakeem Nicks Monday, March 30th 53%
23 New England Patriots - connerman RB Chris Wells Monday, March 30th 43%
24 Atlanta Falcons - RedNose LB Clay Matthews Tuesday, March 31st 53%
25 Miami Dolphins - shraggyj LB Brian Cushing Tuesday, March 31st 73%
26 Baltimore Ravens - Ben S CB Alphonso Smith Weds., April 1st
27 Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary LB James Laurinaitis Weds., April 1st
28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717 OT Eben Britton Thursday, April 2nd
29 New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s WR Darrius Heyward-Bay Thursday, April 2nd
30 Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99 C Alex Mack Friday, April 3rd
31 Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH RB Knowshon Moreno
Friday, April 3rd
32 Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33
Monday, April 6th

 

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