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Previous Pick: Not previously mocked
This is the first time I’ve included this pick in a mock draft, as it’s the first time I have been somewhat certain that this slot will belong to the Cardinals.
Arizona received a sixth-round draft choice from the Washington Redskins for Tim Hightower, and Washington’s only other sixth-round pick is the third pick in the sixth round, initially owned by Minnesota (trade for Donovan McNabb).
Hence, one can safely assume that this pick will belong to the Cardinals come April.
With this pick, the Cardinals take Florida State offensive tackle Andrew Datko. Datko used to carry a second or third round grade with him, albeit a nasty shoulder injury sidelined him for nearly his entire senior season, dropping his stock dramatically.
The injury may have dropped Datko off the radar, but this kid is still talented. He is 6’6” and 315lbs, and ran a super-impressive 4.54 20-yard shuttle at the Combine.
Prior to his senior season, Datko started in 36 of 39 games, and only surrendered 3 sacks in his junior campaign.
Similarly to Compton, he is a raw tackle prospect who Russ Grimm will be dying to get his hands on.