2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The Arizona Cardinals Select...

For the fifth pick in the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Broski selected for the Arizona Cardinals, who have the standard three picks available.  Here is the pick...

With the fifth pick in the 2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select...

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

The Arizona Cardinals are needy at many positions, quarterback being one of them. There are no quarterbacks off the board. Still, Ken Whisenhunt is not a new coach. As the meme goes, with new regimes come new quarterbacks. This is not a new regime. Whisenhunt, since he does not want to risk his job on Newton or Gabbert being busts and there is no "sure thing" QB in this draft, will select Bowers, who is most draft experts' top defensive end.

Although Bowers only has one year of really good tape, with some horrible tape to go along with it from his sophomore year, this year he was completely dominant. He led the nation in sacks and was probably the most dominant and disruptive defensive end this side of Von Miller. 

Look, the Cardinals have a lot of needs. They have them across the board at almost every position, even punter and long-snapper. But one area of their defense that was especially exposed last year was their secondary. The defensive line was acceptable against the run in stretches, but failed to get a whole lot of a pass rush. Calais Campbell was their leading sacker with 6 total, and he's 6'7 and almost 300 lbs. Bowers is big enough, at almost 280 pounds, to play the end position in a 3-4. He can also stand up and rush the passer, after showing good agility at the combine.

I realize that the Cardinals run a 3-4 and Bowers fits a 4-3, but I think that he's versatile enough to play in any system. Good pass rushers are hard enough to find regardless of system, and Bowers will help their pass defense quite a bit so DRC, Adrian Wilson and company do not have to cover receivers for 10 minutes per play.

Da'Quan Bowers Highlights:

 

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
2 Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
3 Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
4 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
5 Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
6 Cleveland Joe Goodberry
7 San Francisco Heybrown
8 Tennessee Oxalis
9 Dallas Jim0ijk
10 Washington Pardon_My_French
11 Houston Joe27
12 Minnesota CarsonOrBust
13 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
14 St. Louis Jaegner
15 Miami JaredM
16 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
17 New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike
18 San Diego Quickslant
19 New York Giants TheDealio
20 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
21 Kansas City Indesignkat
22 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
23 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
24 New Orleans FriarBob
25 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
26 Baltimore FriarBob
27 Atlanta TruWhoDey
28 New England UpStateMike
29 Chicago Bsmith4256
30 New York Jets Polo_614
31 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison
32 Green Bay Sean Weaver
33 New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike
34 Buffalo Elguapo09
35 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
36 Denver sexsalad
37 Cleveland Jason Garrison
38 Arizona Broski
39 Tennessee Oxalis
40 Dallas Jim0ijk
41 Washington Pardon_My_French
42 Houston Joe27
43 Minnesota CarsonOrBust
44 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
45 San Francisco Heybrown
46 Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad
47 St. Louis Jaegner
48 Oakland NoodleXV
49 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
50 San Diego Quickslant
51 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
52 New York Giants TheDealio
53 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
54 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
55 Kansas City Indesignkat
56 New Orleans FriarBob
57 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
58 Baltimore Joe Goodberry
59 Atlanta TruWhoDey
60 New England UpStateMike
61 San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
62 Chicago Bsmith4256
63 Pittsburgh FriarBob
64 Green Bay Sean Weaver
65 Carolina James Shively
66 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
67 Denver sexsalad
68 Buffalo Elguapo09
69 Arizona Broski
70 Cleveland FriarBob
71 Dallas Jim0ijk
72 New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
73 Houston Joe27
74 New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
75 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
76 San Francisco Heybrown
77 Tennessee Oxalis
78 St. Louis Jaegner
79 Miami JaredM
80 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
81 Oakland NoodleXV
82 San Diego Quickslant
83 New York Giants TheDealio
84 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
85 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
86 Kansas City Indesignkat
87 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
88 New Orleans FriarBob
89 San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
90 Baltimore Jason Garrison
91 Atlanta TruWhoDey
92 New England UpStateMike
93 Chicago Bsmith4256
94 New York Jets Polo_614
95 Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
96 Green Bay Sean Weaver
97 (possible compensatory)

98 (possible compensatory)

99 (possible compensatory)

100 (possible compensatory)

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