NFL Mock Draft Tracker Week 2: A cornerback for the Cardinals?
We’re into Week 2 of this year’s Arizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker, and the trend that started in Week 1 continues.
The trend? Cornerbacks being linked to the Arizona Cardinals with the 16th overall pick of the first round.
It’s not surprising that this is going on, with veteran CB Patrick Peterson poised to hit free agency after 10 years in the desert with Arizona. The fact that Peterson is hitting the market doesn’t necessarily mean the 2011 first-round pick won’t be back; the Cardinals could always re-sign him. But general manager Steve Keim shouldn’t be swayed by the possibility Peterson is back, either. The position, as a whole, needs to be improved and there are many solid prospects that figure to be available at #16.
For the second straight week, South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn (you can read more about him here) is the most common link to Arizona — he shows up in four of the 16 new mocks added to the grid this week. But he’s not the only positional link to the Cardinals. Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech (2), Patrick Surtain II of Alabama (2), Georgia’s Tyson Campbell (1) and Eric Stokes (1) also appear as the pick for the Cards in the first round this week.
Cornerbacks made up 56.3 percent of the projections to Arizona this week.
Overall, with 32 mocks tracked, Horn (8) remains the most popular pick for the Cardinals, followed by Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (5), Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (3) and USC offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker (3).
Arizona Sports 2021 NFL Mock Draft Tracker
|Date||Outlet||Author||Mock Draft||Cardinals pick at #16|
|Jan 14||San Diego Union-Tribune||Eddie Brown||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Two rounds!||Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida|
|Jan 14||NBC Sports Chicago||Glynn Morgan||2021 NFL Mock Draft 18.0: Mac Jones shoots up draft, Justin Fields falls||Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida|
|Jan 14||Jaguars.com||John Oehser||Mock Draft 1.0: The Jaguars “select…”||Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama|
|Jan 13||Walter Football||Charlie Campbell||2021 NFL Mock Draft – Campbell||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Jan 13||CBS Sports||Chris Trapasso||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Texans trade Deshaun Watson to Dolphins, Houston picks Zach Wilson at No. 3 overall||Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina|
|Jan 13||Pro Football Network||Ben Rolfe||Rolfe’s First-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft||Jayson Oweh, Edge, Penn State|
|Jan 13||Walter Football||Walter Cherepinsky||2021 NFL Mock Draft||Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina|
|Jan 12||CBS Sports||Ryan Wilson||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots land QB, Dolphins add two Alabama stars to help Tua Tagovailoa||Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia|
|Jan 12||The Athletic||Dane Brugler||Two-round 2021 NFL mock draft: Four QBs early, DeVonta Smith reunites with Tua||Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina|
|Jan 12||Sporting News||Vinnie Iyer||NFL mock draft 2021: Projecting where Alabama, Ohio State players will land in first round||Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida|
|Jan 11||CBS Sports||Chris Trapasso||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Seven receivers go in Round 1, Broncos pick Kwity Paye to replace Von Miller||Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC|
|Jan 11||Pro Football Focus||Anthony Treash||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins select QB Justin Fields with Pick No. 3, 49ers send Pick No. 12 to Miami for QB Tua Tagovailoa||Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama|
|Jan 11||Bleacher Report||Joseph Zucker||NFL Mock Draft 2021: Post-CFP Championship Predictions for 1st-Round Prospects||Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech|
|Jan 11||NJ.com||Mike Kaye||NFL Draft 2021: Justin Fields or Penei Sewell No. 2 to Jets? Ja’Marr Chase or DeVonta Smith to Eagles? 3 QBs in top 5||Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia|
|Jan 10||The Draft Network||Brentley Weissman||Weissman’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 4.0||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Jan 10||Pro Football Network||Ian Cummings||Cummings’ 3-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft||Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina|
|Jan 8||Pro Football Network||Jarrett Bailey||Bailey’s First-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft||Kwity Payne, Edge, Michigan|
|Jan 8||The Spun||Dan Lyons||2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Who Will The Jaguars, Jets, Dolphins, Etc. Take?||Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina|
|Jan 8||Drafttek||Staff||2021 NFL Mock Draft Revision #12-B||Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina|
|Jan 7||The Draft Network||Joe Marino||Marino’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 4.2||Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina|
|Jan 7||ESPN||Todd McShay||NFL mock draft 2021: Todd McShay’s predictions for all 32 first-round picks following the regular season||Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson|
|Jan 7||Fox Sports||Jason McIntyre||NFL Mock Draft 5.0||Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama|
|Jan 7||NBC Sports Chicago||Glynn Morgan||2021 NFL Mock Draft 17.0: Justin Fields falls, Bears don’t pick QB||Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama|
|Jan 7||CBS Sports||Josh Edwards||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Quarterbacks taken with first four picks after two teams trade up||Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina|
|Jan 7||San Diego Union-Tribune||Eddie Brown||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Two-round projections||Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida|
|Jan 6||CBS Sports||Chris Trapasso||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Broncos pick Kwity Paye to replace Von Miller, seven receivers go in Round 1||Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC|
|Jan 5||CBS Sports||Ryan Wilson||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins take QB after Tua continues to struggle, Eagles use No. 6 pick on receiver||Jayson Oweh, Edge, Penn State|
|Jan 5||Athlon Sports||Bryan Fischer||2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions||Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida|
|Jan 5||USA Today||Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz||NFL mock draft 2021: Justin Fields, Zach Wilson among five QBs in first-round projection||Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama|
|Jan 4||Newsday||Nick Klopsis||2021 NFL mock draft 1.0: The first 18 picks||Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia|
|Jan 4||SB Nation||James Dator||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Complete first round||Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC|
|Jan 4||Pro Football Focus||Michael Renner||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jets settle on Zach Wilson, 49ers move up for Justin Fields||Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama|