With Sunday’s loss, the Arizona Cardinals locked themselves into the No. 7 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. The team finished 5-11 and in last place in the NFC West, a far cry from what they expected of themselves—especially considering how September went for them.
Regardless of how they got there, the fact is that they own one of the top 10 picks next April.
At seventh overall, they have a few options available to them. They can stay put and take the best player on their draft board as they have done in recent years. They can trade up to get a player should they feel they need him and don’t feel he will be available at No. 7. Or, they can trade back if they don’t like what is there when their time “on the clock” arrives.
What they decide to do will not be known for months, as potential player moves, coaching and management changes and a host of other factors remain to be seen.
For now, here is a full seven-round mock draft for the Cardinals, picking players who could be available to them when they are on the clock.
Note: There will be no mock trades. Every player mocked to Arizona in this slideshow is taken where the Cardinals are expected to pick.