The Arizona Cardinals have plenty of options but only one first-round pick. The question is: Whom will they use it on? It could be anyone.
General manager Steve Keim said this to Vince Marotta of ArizonaSports.com about draft prospects:
There's so many. There is a need at starter positions where we feel like we can upgrade -- there are depth concerns. Just off the top of my head, obviously everybody knows we'd like to upgrade our offensive line, depth at corner, safety, so there are multiple positions. Any time you can find elite pass rushers or speed receivers, you can never look away from that.
That doesn’t give any clarity to the situation. Neither do the early mock drafts.
ArizonaSports.com has a mock draft tracker that shows various analysts from several sites. The consensus selection at the 20th spot in the first round is no consensus at all.
Some say offensive tackle, others say cornerback, and yet others are leaning toward tight end. Some say it will be a quarterback, while others think it could be a linebacker.
The Cardinals have six picks in the 2014 NFL draft. The seventh-round selection belongs to the Oakland Raiders as part of the Carson Palmer trade. Arizona's first-round pick is so significant that it's going to be the focus in this article.
This slideshow will look at Arizona's top targets in the critical first round.