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Arizona Cardinals 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup, 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Arizona Cardinals Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Arizona Cardinals from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Cardinals:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

15. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

Moore is one of the most explosive playmakers we've seen in college football over the past two seasons. He would be a dream come true in Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid, a lightning-fast athlete who can explode to the end zone from anywhere on the field. If Larry Fitzgerald moves on after this season, the Cardinals could move forward with a receiver group of DeAndre Hopkins-Moore-Christian Kirk-Andy Isabella-KeeSean Johnson-Hakeem Butler, a strong group with complimenting skill sets for QB Kyler Murray.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

15. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Not even 20 years old yet, Pitts' 649 receiving yards led a Florida team that had three wide receivers drafted a season ago. While Kliff Kingsbury's offense routinely eschews the tight end position entirely, Pitts bridges the gap between tight end and receiver. If you evaluated him solely as the latter, he'd be close to a first-round talent in his own right.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

12. Creed Humphrey, IOL, Oklahoma

2019 top pick Kyler Murray endured a lot of pressure last season and there's little doubt the offensive line needs to get better, even if 2020 third-round tackle Josh Jones is a hit. Humphrey in the middle to anchor the line for his former teammate makes too much sense to pass up here.

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Arizona Cardinals 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the Arizona Cardinals from various local beat writers.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Arizona Cardinals

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Arizona Cardinals rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Cardinals in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 19

They are near the top of the Red Zone Channel rankings in terms of teams I want to watch this offseason. Kyler Murray is a dynamic runner and throws a beautiful deep ball. And Kliff Kingsbury showed a willingness to adapt to his personnel as a first-year head coach. The defense is a major question mark, and coordinator Vance Joseph will have to deploy a creative plan to get the most out of first-round pick Isaiah Simmons. But this could be a fun, frisky team.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 14

The offense will be explosive with Kyler Murray in his second season. In fact, he will be in the MVP mix. The defense will also be much improved, which is why I think they will make the playoffs.

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Arizona Cardinals: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule with results for the Cardinals in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 13at San Francisco 49ers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20vs. Washington Redskins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27vs. Detroit Lions1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4at Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11at New York Jets1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6Mon., Oct. 19at Dallas Cowboys1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25vs. Seattle Seahawks1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8BYE
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8vs. Miami Dolphins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 15vs. Buffalo Bills1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 11Thu., Nov. 19at Seattle Seahawks1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 29at New England Patriots1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 6vs. Los Angeles Rams1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13at New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20vs. Philadelphia Eagles1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27vs. San Francisco 49ers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3at Los Angeles Rams1:00 PM / Tickets

The Arizona Cardinals have the eighth-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Arizona Cardinals Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for the Arizona Cardinals are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing Yardage34,639 - Jim Hart
Rushing Yardage7,999 - Ottis Anderson
Receiving Yardage17,083 - Larry Fitzgerald
Sacks66.5 - Freddie Joe Nunn
Interceptions52 - Larry Wilson
Coaching Wins49 - Bruce Arians

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Arizona Cardinals - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Arizona Cardinals.

18Isaiah SimmonsLBClemson
372Josh JonesOTHouston
4114Leki FotuDTUtah
4131Rashard LawrenceDTLSU
6202Evan WeaverLBCalifornia
7222Eno BenjaminRBArizona State

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where the Arizona Cardinals rank in 2019 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB15.67 (24)52.16 (11)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB17.22 (19)46.87 (29)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR20.9 (9)74.14 (2)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE6.69 (27)19.38 (28)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Arizona Cardinals running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

Kenyan Drake205.9947.17.7248.9366.82.45192.41
Drake's midseason trade to Arizona erased fantasy owner's frustrations over his usage as most felt that he was under-utilized during his time in Miami. With virtually no time to prepare, Drake rattled off 162 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in his Arizona debut and was one of the most productive backs in the second half of the season. From Week 9 (his debut with the Cardinals) to Week 17, Drake was fantasy's RB4 behind CMC, Derrick Henry and Ezekiel Elliott.
Chase Edmonds703082.4523.6174.60.7167.22
Edmonds played 60 snaps (94%) against the Giants in Week 8 and exploded for 150 YFS and three touchdowns on 29 touches. Missing all of November and playing only 15 offensive snaps in December, the third-year back out of Fordham enters 2020 as Kenyan Drake's primary handcuff.
Eno Benjamin30.9132.90.625360.1521.51

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Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Kyler Murray Average Draft Position

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