Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft: Arizona Cardinals on the clock

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The Cardinals barely missed the playoffs after winning 10 games in 2013. Who will they take with their first pick to help them ascend to the level of the Seahawks and 49ers atop the AFC West?

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Next up are the Arizona Cardinals, who barely missed the playoffs after winning 10 games in 2013. Who will they take with their first pick to help them ascend to the level of the Seahawks and 49ers atop the AFC West?

Jason: Cardinals take C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

With the departure of Karlos Dansby, the cards have a big hole in the middle they need to fill, and CJ Mosley is the man to fill it.

Mosley was arguably the best LB in college football in 2013, as he won the Butkus Award (nation's top linebacker) and was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. He was Alabama's leading tackler for the second consecutive season, racking up 108 stops with five pass breakups and a forced fumble.

He can play any of the four LB spots in the Cards' 3-4 defense, and could be a darkhorse candidate for the NFL Rookie of the Year Award.

Anthony: BROWNS TRADE with Cardinals (formerly pick #26) to take Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

The Browns were patient at the first part of the draft in bypassing a quarterback in favor of grabbing Watkins, but with Bridgewater taking a tumble, they leap at the chance to get him and trade up to get him.

Bridgewater has taken hits to his stock of late,  but he is talented. The Browns need a quarterback of some kind to develop behind Brian Hoyer and Bridgewater is that guy. With Watkins, Bridgewater,  Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron and Andrew Hawkins, the Browns could end up being a very scary team in the future.

Mickey: Cardinals take Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

If Lewan falls this far the Cardinals would be insane to pass on him. Lewan is a huge lineman that has been described as a leader and nasty in his blocks. Looks to be able to handle the transition to tackle in the NFL easily. The Cardinals have many pieces in place to be competitive, but need better line play and Lewan would make a lot of sense here.

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1 - Texans Jadeveon Clowney Johnny "Football" Manziel Jadeveon Clowney
2 - Rams Greg Robinson FALCONS TRADE: Jadeveon Clowney Greg Robinson
3 - Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater Blake Bortles Khalil Mack
4 - Browns Blake Bortles Sammy Watkins Blake Bortles
5 - Raiders Khalil Mack Greg Robinson Johnny Manziel
6 - Falcons Jake Matthews RAMS TRADE: Mike Evans Jake Matthews
7 - Buccaneers Sammy Watkins Jake Matthews Sammy Watkins
8 - Vikings JETS TRADE: Mike Evans Khalil Mack Teddy Bridgewater
9 - Bills Eric Ebron Eric Ebron Eric Ebron
10 - Lions Justin Gilbert Justin Gilbert Justin Gilbert
11 - Titans Anthony Barr Aaron Donald Antony Barr
12 - Giants Aaron Donald Anthony Barr Aaron Donald
13 - Rams Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Taylor Lewan Mike Evans
14 - Bears Taylor Lewan Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Timmy Jernigan
15 - Steelers Kyle Fuller Darqueze Dennard Darqueze Dennard
16 - Cowboys Johnny Manziel Odell Backham Ha Ha Clinton Dix
17 - Ravens Marqise Lee Marqise Lee Zach Martin
18. Jets VIKINGS TRADE: Derek Carr Calvin Pryor Kyle Fuller
19. Dolphins Zack Martin Zack MArtin CJ Mosley
20. Cardinals CJ Mosley BROWNS TRADE: Teddy Bridgewater Taylor Lewan
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