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2023 NFL Mock Draft Tracker: What will the Cardinals do with 3rd pick?

Feb 3, 2023, 3:56 PM | Updated: 3:57 pm
Monti Ossenfort, new general manager of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team, speaks during a ne...

Monti Ossenfort, new general manager of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team, speaks during a news conference in Tempe, Ariz., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Cardinals enter the offseason looking to rebuild around the pieces they have in house after a 4-13 finish.

Last season was nowhere near where the team wanted to be, but its record did net the Cardinals the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft for new general manager Monti Ossenfort to work with.

With the third pick, Arizona is in a prime spot to nab a cornerstone-type talent. It could also trade the pick to one of the handful of teams looking for their next franchise QB, gathering additional compensation in the process.

A lot can happen between now and Day 1 of the NFL Draft on April 27. Draft stocks will fluctuate, leaks will come out and team needs will undoubtedly change.

To help keep you up to date on what draft analysts across the country are thinking when it comes to the Cardinals, our annual Arizona Sports Mock Draft Tracker is up and running.

We’ll gather all the mock drafts from the sources you’ve grown to trust over the years and put them all in one place. The most recent mocks will appear at the top of the post, which will be updated frequently up until draft day.


2023 Arizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker

 

Player Position School Mocked to Cardinals (number of times)
Will Anderson Jr. OLB Alabama 19
Jalen Carter DT Georgia 12
Trade down 3
Broderick Jones OT Georgia 1
Tyree Wilson DE Texas Tech 1
Christian Gonzalez CB Oregon 1

Feb. 3

NFL.com (Eric Edholm) Eric Edholm 2023 NFL mock draft 1.0: Four QBs selected in top 10; Bills, Eagles add running back — Anderson

The Ringer (Danny Kelly) The Ringer’s 2023 NFL Draft Guide with scouting reports by Danny Kelly — Anderson

CBS Sports (Ryan Wilson) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Jets look elsewhere for franchise QB after four signal-callers go in top 10 — Anderson

Feb. 2

Pro Football Network (Arif Hasan) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Trade-Heavy First Round Sees Bryce Young Going First and 4 QBs Overall — Anderson

The Draft Wire (Luke Easterling) 2023 NFL mock draft: New 2-round projections for Senior Bowl week — Anderson

Feb. 1

The Touchdown Wire (Doug Farrar) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Saints back in the first round; Jets and Colts trade for quarterbacks — Carter

Yahoo! Sports (Charles McDonald) 2023 NFL mock draft 3.0: DeMeco Ryans’ Texans take their QB — and Sean Payton’s Broncos take one too — Anderson

Jan. 30

SB Nation (Mark Schofield) NFL mock draft 2023: Pre-Super Bowl edition — Anderson

The Draft Network (Joe Marino) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Overwhelming EDGE Talent — Anderson

The Athletic (Nick Baumgardner) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Bears stay put at No. 1, Raiders make a big move for a QB — Cardinals trade Las Vegas Raiders the No. 3 pick in exchange for Nos. 7, 38, 142 and 145

CBS Sports (Ryan Wilson) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Four QBs go in top 10, Jets look elsewhere for franchise passer — Anderson

Pro Football Focus (Trevor Sikkema) 2023 Mock Draft: Texans trade up to No. 1, three QBs land in the top 10 — Anderson

Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer) NFL Mock Draft 2023: Eagles add to Super Bowl defense; Bengals, Ravens reset secondaries; Seahawks join QB run — Carter

Jan. 29

33rd Team (staff) 2023 NFL Mock Draft 2.3: Who Lands Aaron Rodgers In Blockbuster Deal? Cardinals trade No. 3 pick to Indianapolis Colts’ in exchange for Nos. 4 and 35.

Jan. 28

Pro Football Network (Oliver Hodgkinson) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Las Vegas Raiders Are All In on Anthony Richardson — Carter

Jan. 27

CBS Sports (Josh Edwards) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers orchestrate three-team trade, take Bryce Young at No. 1; Seahawks move up for QB — Gonzalez

CBS Sports (Josh Edwards) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers orchestrate three-team trade, take Bryce Young at No. 1; Seahawks move up for QB — Three-team trade with Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears

Jan. 26

Pro Football Focus (Marcus Mosher) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Colts trade up for Will Levis, Raiders land C.J. Stroud — Anderson

Jan. 25

ESPN (Mel Kiper Jr.) 2023 NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper’s first-round predictions for 31 picks — Anderson

CBS Sports (Chris Trapasso) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Raiders trade with Bears to pick C.J. Stroud; Seahawks use both firsts to bolster D-line — Carter

Jan. 23

NFL.com (Bucky Brooks) Bucky Brooks 2023 NFL mock draft 1.0: Bills, Giants land wide receivers in Round 1 — Carter

The Draft Network (Damian Parson) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Battle For QB1 Heating Up — Anderson

Jan. 22

Tankathon (staff) 2023 NFL Mock Draft — Carter

Draft Wire (Luke Easterling) 2023 NFL mock draft: Updated 1st-round projections after divisional round — Carter

Jan. 21

Pro Football Network (James Fragoza) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Lamar Jackson, Aaron Rodgers Trades Blow Up First Round — Carter

Jan. 20

NFL.com (Daniel Jeremiah) Daniel Jeremiah 2023 NFL mock draft 1.0: Texans, Ravens among four teams selecting quarterbacks — Anderson

Jan. 17

The Athletic (Dane Brugler) Dane Brugler’s NFL mock draft 2023, 2.0: Two rounds, three trades for quarterbacks — Anderson

Athlon Sports (Bryan Fischer) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions — Wilson

Jan. 16

The Draft Network (Keith Sanchez) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Who’s QB1 Right Now? — Jones

CBS Sports (Ryan Wilson) 2023 NFL Draft: Colts, Raiders trade up for QBs; three passers off the board in first five picks — Anderson

Jan. 14

Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer) NFL Mock Draft 2023: Trade-tempted Bears take Will Anderson Jr. with No. 1 pick; Texans, Colts, Panthers clarify QB situations — Carter

Jan. 13

CBS Sports (Kyle Stackpole) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Raiders add protection for future QB; Cowboys, Packers add offensive playmakers — Anderson

Jan. 12

CBS Sports (Josh Edwards) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Bears faced with big decision at No. 1 overall; three QBs taken in top five — Carter

Jan. 11

CBS Sports (Chris Trapasso) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Colts trade up to pick Bryce Young at No. 1; Raiders reload at QB with Will Levis — Carter

Jan. 10

USA Today (Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz) NFL mock draft 2023: Where might Georgia, TCU stars land in first round? — Carter

Jan. 9

Pro Football Focus (Michael Renner) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Five QBs go in first round, including Colts trading up to No. 1 for Bryce Young — Anderson

Pro Football Network (James Fragoza) 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Bears Select Jalen Carter First Overall, Quentin Johnston Goes in Top 10 — Anderson

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