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The 2011 Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft continues with tmurawsk choosing for the Arizona Cardinals at No. 38...

The position that is of much need for Arizona at this point is very obvious. I still believe that the Cardinals will make a trade for a starting QB (Kolb!!), but unfortunately this lockout creates a huge problem in terms of a trade. It's not out of the question, however, that Arizona could still trade a 2012 1st round pick for Kolb this year once the lockout is lifted.

But I can't assume any of this will happen. Since I missed out on selecting Gabbert and Newton with my 1st round pick, this pick has to be a QB. Kudos go out to Max Hall and John Skelton for having to be pushed into such a stressful position as rookies but they are most likely not starting QB's in the foreseeable future. I fully expect the Cardinals to also pick up a veteran QB in free agency (McNabb?) to let their new rookie QB sit on the bench for at least one year.

Bravo to Dirty South for taking Christian Ponder with his Cincinnati pick. I like Ponder a lot and he would have been my pick here. I also had to consider Colin Kaepernick with this pick, but I believe there is a better fit at QB still left on the board. So instead....

With the 38th pick, the Arizona Cardinals select...

Jake Locker, QB Washington Huskies

I'm actually really surprised that Locker is still on the board at this point. I think Seattle will take him at #25 instead of Andy Dalton, but I like Dalton so I won't argue that too much. The only thing really working against my selection of Locker here is that it was reported no one, at least of importance, from Arizona was present at Locker's Pro Day. That doesn't necessarily mean that Arizona is not interested, but usually teams should pay closer attention to QB's seeing as how it's the most important position on the field.

I've heard numerous reports about the comparison between Locker and Ben Roethlisberger, who was coached by HC Whisenhunt, in terms of skills so that may be a sign. I know Locker has his accuracy problems, but I think a good amount of that had to do with a horrible offensive line, poor pass protection, and some scrubs at WR. Those issues can be corrected.

What Locker does have is great footwork/mobility/arm release and the toughness/leadership needed to play in the NFL as a QB. His accuracy and decision making skills will need some work, but Whisenhunt can fix that over time. Locker will be given a year to sit on the bench and learn the game, while working on some of his fundamental issues. Pay attention to Kaepernick, though. He's climbing up draft boards and he very well could be selected before Locker. (No consideration for the bum, Mallet, haha)

Full Schedule And Results:

1. Carolina Panthers (ChiefsFan90s) - Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert

2. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers

3. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) - Auburn QB Cam Newton

4. Cincinnati Bengals (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - Georgia WR A.J. Green

5. Arizona Cardinals (tmurawsk) - Texas A&M OLB Von Miller

6. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Auburn DT Nick Fairley

7. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - LSU CB Patrick Peterson

8. Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara

9. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Alabama DL Marcell Dareus

10. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Alabama WR Julio Jones

11. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - Missouri DE Aldon Smith

12. Minnesota Vikings (Raven Hawk) - USC OT Tyron Smith

13. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Boston College OT Anthony Castanzo

14. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Illinois DT Corey Liuget

15. Miami Dolphins (YerganFlurgan) - Alabama RB Mark Ingram

16. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Cal DE Cameron Jordan

17. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Temple DE Muhammad Wilkerson

18. San Diego Chargers (Chiefscafan58) - North Carolina DE Robert Quinn

19. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Florida C Mike Pouncey

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan

21. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Baylor NT Phil Taylor

22. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi

23. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Colorado OT Nate Solder

24. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen) - Georgia DE/LB Justin Houston

25. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - TCU QB Andy Dalton

26. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Colorado CB Jimmy Smith

27. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward

28. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - UCLA LB Akeem Ayers

29. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod

30. New York Jets (bradelli58) - Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt

31. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Baylor G Danny Watkins

32. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn

Round Two

33. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Miami G Orlando Franklin

34. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) - Arizona LB Brooks Reed

35. Cincinnati Bengals (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - FSU QB Christian Ponder

36. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Oregon State DT Stephen Paea

37. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Maryland WR Torrey Smith

38. Arizona Cardinals (tmurawsk) - Washington QB Jake Locker

39.Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Friday April 8th

40. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Friday April 8th

41. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Monday April 11th

42. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - Monday April 11th

43. Minnesota Vikings (Raven Hawk) - Monday April 11th

44. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Tuesday April 12th

45. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - Tuesday April 12th

46. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Tuesday April 12th

47. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Wednesday April 13th

48. Oakland Raiders (mushin) - Wednesday April 13th

49. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Wednesday April 13th

50. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - Thursday April 14th

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Thursday April 14th

52. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Thursday April 14th

53. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Friday April 15th

54. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Friday April 15th

55. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Friday April 15th

56. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen) - Monday April 18th

57. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - Monday April 18th

58. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Monday April 18th

59. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Tuesday April 19th

60. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Tuesday April 19th

61. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - Tuesday April 19th

62. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Wednesday April 20th

63. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Wednesday April 20th

64. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Wednesday April 20th