The Arizona Cardinals are going to be seeing plenty of new faces in their division this year, including the No. 1 overall pick.
The NFC West had the first pick of the draft, another in the Top 10 and then three of the final four picks of the night.
Take a look at what the four teams in the division did on Thursday night.
The quarterback out of California was the name most associated with the Rams at No. 1. Goff threw for a Pac-12 record 4,719 yards and 43 touchdowns in his junior season. The 21-year-old now becomes the face of a recently relocated franchise and will compete with former Arizona Wildcat Nick Foles and Case Keenum for the starting position in 2016.
The 2015 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year is the third defensive player selected in the NFL Draft. This is now the second straight year the 49ers have selected a defensive lineman in the first round of the NFL Draft out of Oregon after selecting Arik Armstead at No. 15 in 2015. NFL.com has Buckner’s NFL comparison as Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell.
The 49ers traded a fourth-rounder and a sixth-rounder in order to move back into the first round and select Garnett. The guard out of Stanford was an All-American multiple times and won the Outland Trophy as the best interior offensive lineman in the country.
The 21-year-old has slipped down draft boards after being seen as a top-five talent early in the 2016 NFL Draft process. He was arrested on drug charges after falling out of a hotel window and was suspended from Ole Miss’ Sugar Bowl appearance. Nkemdiche was second team All-American in 2015 and follows in the footsteps of former Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, who fell in the 2004 NFL Draft to the third round due to previous arrests and issues with coaches.
The Seahawks were originally picking No. 26, but traded the pick to the Denver Broncos for a third round selection in this year’s draft and No. 31. Ifedi was a freshman All-American right guard for Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M and went on to spend his last two seasons at right tackle. He is expected to be able to play either position for Seattle.
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