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NFL Mock Draft Tracker Week 4: The usual names linked to Cardinals

Jan 29, 2021, 3:55 PM | Updated: 7:30 pm
Caleb Farley #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies intercepts a pass from Dee Wiggins #8 of the Miami Hurr...
Caleb Farley #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies intercepts a pass from Dee Wiggins #8 of the Miami Hurricanes during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Over the past seven days, we’ve added 21 new mocks to our Arizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker.

Once again, cornerback is the most common position linked to the Cardinals, with three different players appearing this week on a total of 48% of all new mocks.

And once again, South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn shows up more than any other player, appearing five times.

Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley also appears four times this week and is now linked to the Cardinals seven times. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. released his first mock of the 2021 cycle this week, and tabbed Farley to Arizona with the 16th overall pick.

Arizona could have openings at both corner spots this offseason, with veterans Patrick Peterson and Dre Kirkpatrick both on the free-agent market. If the Cardinals decide to move on from the over-30 corners, this is the best place to find a new starter. One of the first prospects to opt out of the season, 6-2 Farley looked like a star on the 2019 tape, but he is still raw. He has played defensive back only since 2018. I could also see the Cardinals keeping an eye on the wide receivers in this class; Christian Kirk has not been consistent enough to show that he can be their No. 2 wideout alongside DeAndre Hopkins.

Farley was the first high-profile player to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about coronavirus, and head coach Justin Fuente could have used him. Virginia Tech ranked 107th nationally against the pass, averaging 266.0 yards allowed per game.

In 2019, Farley was a First Team All-ACC pick when he had 20 tackles, four interceptions and 12 pass breakups.

Also showing up more than once as projected targets for Arizona at No. 16 were Florida tight end Kyle Pitts and Michigan edge rusher Kwity Paye.

Arizona Sports 2021 NFL Mock Draft Tracker

Date Outlet Author Mock Draft Cardinals pick at #16
Jan 28 USA Today Nate Davis NFL mock draft 2021: What might happen if New York Jets don’t take quarterback at No. 2 Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
Jan 28 Fox Sports Jason McIntyre NFL Mock Draft 6.0 DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Jan 28 CBS Sports Josh Edwards 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Lions, Falcons trade up after Panthers acquire Matthew Stafford Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Jan 28 AtlantaFalcons.com Matthew Tabeek Tabeek’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Georgia native comes home to Falcons, five QBs go in top 10 Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
Jan 28 Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 2021 NFL Mock Draft Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Jan 27 The Ringer Danny Kelly Mock Draft by Danny Kelly Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia
Jan 27 CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Matthew Stafford traded to Washington as Lions rebuild, Eagles take QB Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Jan 27 Pro Football Network Tommy Garrett Garrett’s First Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 27 San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Two rounds! Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 26 ESPN.com Mel Kiper Jr. NFL mock draft 2021: Mel Kiper’s predictions for all 32 first-round picks, including Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, DeVonta Smith Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Jan 26 Radio.com Tim Kelly 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Full first-round preview ahead of Super Bowl LV Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Jan 26 The Big Lead Ryan Phillips 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Trevor Lawrence Leads Four First-Round Quarterbacks Jaelen Phillips, Edge, Miami, FL
Jan 26 CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Lions replace Matthew Stafford, Broncos also grab QB, 49ers land best receiver in class Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 26 The Draft Network Jordan Reid Reid’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 5.1 Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 25 Newsday Nick Klopsis 2021 NFL mock draft 1.3: The first 30 picks Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
Jan 25 SI NFL Draft Fan Nation Ric Serritella Monday Mock Draft: Three Rounds. Every NFL team’s picks through Day Two Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 25 Sportsnaut Matt Johnson 2021 NFL mock draft: Deshaun Watson traded in seismic deal, multiple QB trades shake up 2021 NFL Draft Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 25 Sporting News Vinnie Iyer NFL mock draft 2021: Justin Fields falls to Falcons after Jets skip QB; Packers, Bills fill holes on offense Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, USC
Jan 25 Lines.com Lance Cartelli 2021 NFL Mock Draft Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan
Jan 25 Pro Football Focus Steve Palazzolo 2021 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets get QB Zach Wilson at No. 2, Cincinnati Bengals land WR Ja’Marr Chase Jayson Oweh, Edge, Penn State
Jan 25 NJ.com Zack Rosenblatt NFL Draft 2021: Justin Fields or Zach Wilson to Jets; Ja’Marr Chase or DeVonta Smith to Eagles; Giants add piece on offense Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan
Jan 25 NFL Mocks Branden Peplowski 2021 NFL Draft: Five QBs fly off of the board in first-round mock draft Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Jan 25 NFL Spin Zone Randy Gurzi 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins take Sewell and Waddle, Bills keep building with Jaelan Phillips Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Jan 23 Pro Football Network Oliver Hodgkinson Hodgkinson’s 4-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Jan 22 NFL.com Daniel Jeremiah Daniel Jeremiah 2021 NFL mock draft 1.0: Zach Wilson to Jets Jaelen Phillips, Edge, Miami,FL
Jan 22 Baltimore Sun C.J. Doon 2021 NFL mock draft (Version 2.0): First-round projections ahead of conference championship weekend Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Jan 22 AtlantaFalcons.com Matthew Tabeek Tabeek’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Jets trade for Deshaun Watson, Falcons secure future at QB Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
Jan 22 Stanford Daily Shan Reddy Reddy’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Jan 22 Walter Football Charlie Campbell 2021 NFL Mock Draft – Charlie Campbell Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan
Jan 22 Drafttek Staff 2021 NFL Mock Draft Revision #13-B Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma
Jan 21 CBS Sports Josh Edwards 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jets acquire Deshaun Watson, trade Sam Darnold to the NFC Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 21 The Draft Network Benjamin Solak Solak 2021 NFL Mock Draft 1.2 Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 20 CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 2021 NFL Mock Draft: How the first round unfolds if Jets trade for Deshaun Watson Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
Jan 20 Pro Football Network Zach Segars Segars’ First Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Jan 20 Walter Football Walter Cherepinsky 2021 NFL Mock Draft Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 20 San Diego Union-Tribune Eddie Brown 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Two rounds! Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Jan 19 CBS Sports Ryan Wilson 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers, Panthers trade up for QBs as five go off the board in first 10 picks Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami, FL
Jan 19 Athlon Sports Bryan Fischer 2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (Updated) Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan
Jan 19 College Football News Pete Fiutak 2021 NFL Mock Draft, Team Needs: College Football Perspective, January Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami, FL
Jan 18 CBS Sports Chris Trapasso 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Texans trade Deshaun Watson to Dolphins and take Zach Wilson, Saints go receiver Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Jan 18 Sporting News Vinnie Iyer NFL mock draft 2021: Justin Fields falls to Falcons after Jets skip QB; Saints, Browns get consolation prizes Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, USC
Jan 18 Pro Football Network Matthew Valdovinos Valdovinos’ 3-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami, FL
Jan 18 Akron Beacon-Journal Dan Kadar 2021 NFL mock draft: Trevor Lawrence is the obvious No. 1 pick Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Jan 18 Draft Kings Collin Sherwin and David Fucillo Trevor Lawrence one of three QBs in top 10 of 2021 NFL mock draft following Divisional round Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
Jan 18 NJ.com Chris Franklin NFL 2021 Draft: Jets’ big decision at No. 2; Eagles eye DeVonta Smith or Ja’Marr Chase; Justin Fields sliding | Full 1st-round mock projection Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Jan 18 NFL Spin Zone Cody Williams 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Bears, Falcons, 49ers all join QB rat race Joseph Ossai, Edge, Texas
Jan 17 Drafttek Staff 2021 NFL Mock Draft Revision #13-A Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma
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 Paye, 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

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