Cardinals make 4 trades, 3 in 1st round, of new 7-round mock draft

Including this weekend, there are only three weekends until the 2024 NFL draft. It is time for another seven-round mock draft simulation for the Arizona Cardinals. In this one, they make a total four trades including three in the first round, and they still land Marvin Harrison Jr.

They also add three picks in the 2025 draft.

Trade with Vikings

After three quarterbacks are selected with the first three picks, the Vikings want to move up and pay a lot for it. They give the Cardinals picks No. 11 and 23 and their 2025 first-round pick to move up.

With the fourth pick, they get quarterback J.J. McCarthy.

Trade with Chargers

The Cardinals immediately trade back up for the fifth pick. They send the Chargers the 11th and 35th picks to move up to No. 5.

Round (No. 5 overall): Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr.

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Could this be a perfect first round? The Cardinals get Harrison, the best receiver prospect in the draft and get an additional first in 2025.

Round 1 (No. 23 overall): UCLA EDGE Laiatu Latu

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Latu falls to the 23rd pick and the Cardinals get him, helping them address their biggest two roster holes with two first-round picks.

Trade with Commanders

The Cardinals, already having made two selections in the first round, trade out back into the second round with Washington. The Commanders get the 27th pick and the Cardinals pick up the 36th and 100th (Round 3 compensatory) as well as a 2025 third-round pick.

Round 2 (No. 36 overall): Georgia CB Kamari Lassiter

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The Cardinals go with Lassiter, the son of former Cardinals safety Kwami Lassiter. He is just shy of six feet tall and has great quickness (6.62-second three-cone). He broke up eight passes last season for the Bulldogs.

Round 3 (No. 66 overall) Oregon DL Barndon Dorlus

Oregon’s Brandon Dorlus, left, pressures Oregon State quarterback DJ Uiagalelei during the third quarter at Autzen Stadium Friday, Nov. 24, 2023.

We go with athleticism on the defensive interior with Dorlus, who is 6-foot-3 and 283 pounds and ran the 40 in 4.85 seconds. He had five sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss in 2023.

Round 3 (No. 71 overall) Texas A&M LB Edgerrin Cooper

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Cooper is a 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker who had 84 tackles, 17 for loss, and eight sacks last season.

Trade with Raiders

The Cardinals send the Raiders the 90th pick and 104th pick (No. 104) for the 77th pick and a 2025 fourth-round pick.

Round 3 (No. 77 overall): Florida State RB Trey Benson

Florida State Seminoles running back Trey Benson (3) makes his way down the field. The Florida State Seminoles defeated the Louisville Cardinals 16-6 to claim the ACC Championship title in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023.

Benson has speed he is six feet tall and 216 pounds with 4.39-second 40. He rushed for 908 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging 5.8 yards per carry. He also added 227 receiving yards.

Round 3 (No. 100 overall): Ohio State DL Michael Hall Jr.

Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle Michael Hall Jr. (51) celebrates a sack of Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) during the first half of the NCAA football game at Michigan Stadium.

The Cardinals add a second defensive lineman.

Round 5 (No. 138 overall): Oklahoma OT Walter Rouse

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Rouse has great size and length. He could develop into a decent swing tackle.

Round 5 (No. 162 overall): Michigan TE AJ Barner

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Barner is 6-foot-5 and 251 pounds and projects as a decent blocking tight end.

Round 6 (No. 212 overall): Wisconsin C Tanner Bortolini

Wisconsin offensive lineman Tanor Bortolini (63) blocks Rutgers defensive lineman Mayan Ahanotu (92) during the second quarter of their game Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.

Bortolini is 6-foot-4 and 304 pounds with elite athleticism. He could get stronger but he is a nice developmental center.

Round 7 (No. 226 overall): Penn State LB Curtis Jacobs

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Jacobs is an athletic linebacker who could be a backup/special teams guy.

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