NFL mock drafts: Patrick Mahomes to Arizona Cardinals?

CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 1nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 2WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSKeim on Cardinals' NFL draft prep | 1:30

Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim talk about the upcoming NFL draft. || David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com

1 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 3nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 4WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: New face of Cardinals franchise? | 1:53

azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss Carmelo, a dancer, and the Cards' quiet, classy young superstar.

2 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 5nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 6WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSLarry Fitzgerald holding 7th annual charity softball tournament | 3:17

azcentral sports' Kent Somers and the Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald discuss Fitzgerald's charity softball tournament on Saturday.

3 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 7nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 8WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSLarry Fitzgerald 1-on-1 with Kent Somers | 5:24

The Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald joined azcentral sports' Kent Somers to discuss the team and the upcoming season.

4 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 9nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 10WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSTop 5 quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft | 0:34

The Arizona Republic presents its top 5 QBs available in the 2017 NFL Draft. Wochit

5 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 11nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 12WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSCardinals begin strength and conditioning program | 1:02

Scott Bordow sizes up the first day of strength and conditioning for the Arizona Cardinals at their training facility in Tempe. Tom Tingle/azcentral sports

6 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 13nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 14WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSNFL Draft: We are (almost) on the clock | 1:54

Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers go over Arizona Cardinals First round pick. Diana Payan/ azcentral.com

7 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 15nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 16WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: QB for Cardinals at No. 13 in NFL draft? | 2:02

The Cardinals keep bringing in QBs. What does it mean? Mark Faller and Bob McManaman discuss the team and the NFL draft.

8 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 17nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 18WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: University of Phoenix Stadium? Not anymore | 1:48

Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the University of Phoenix getting out of its sponsorship deal with the Cardinals' stadium and the tanking Suns.

9 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 19nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 20WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSGoodell says he'll be in New England for opener | 1:13

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero recaps the NFL owners meeting and the proposed league rule changes. USA TODAY Sports

10 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 21nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 22WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSNFL meetings in Phoenix: On Bruce Arians, new rules, the draft | 3:35

Bob McManaman and Kent Somers at the NFL owners meetings on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Bruce Arianas likes full-time officials, centralized replay and says there's 1 QB in upcoming draft who's plug-and-play. Video: Tom Tingle/azcentral sports

11 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 23nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 24WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: Good, bad, ugly of NFL meetings | 1:55

azcentral sports' Dan Bickley discusses the NFL's commercial breaks, kickers and touchdowns celebrations, as well as Tom Brady and the Cardinals drafting a QB.

12 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 25nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 26WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSNFC coaches take questions at NFL owners meeting | 2:14

Coaches of the National Football Conference take questions from the media in Phoenix on March 29, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral sports

13 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 27nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 28WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSKent Somers talks with Bruce Arians at NFC coaches breakfast | 2:44

Cardinals insider Kent Somers and other reporters talk with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians at the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Video by Tom Tingle/azcentral sports

14 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 29nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 30WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: NFL's curious, but intriguing Vegas move | 1:55

azcentral sports' Dan Bickley talks about the NFL moving the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas.

15 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 31nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 32WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSBob McManaman talks to AFC coaches | 1:55

Bob McManaman of azcentral sports talks to AFC coaches at the annual NFL owners meeting at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral sports

16 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 33nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 34WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSAt the NFL owner's meetings: AFC head coaches meet the media | 2:06

Bob McManaman and Kent Somers at the NFL owner's meetings: Coaches of AFC teams meet the media at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Video: Tom Tingle/azcentral sports

17 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 35nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 36WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSCardinals' Arians talks free agency and draft | 1:54

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians discusses free agency, quarterbacks and cornerbacks in the draft on Wednesday night. Kent Somers/azcentral sports

18 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 37nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 38WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSCardinals GM Keim on draft's QBs | 0:51

Cardinals GM Steve Keim discusses this year's rookie quarterback class ahead of the NFL draft on Wednesday night. Kent Somers/azcentral sports

19 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 39nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 40WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSNFL votes on Raiders move, rule changes coming soon | 0:55

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero examines the big issues expected to be on the docket next week at NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. USA TODAY Sports

20 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 41nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 42WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: Which QB do Cardinals draft? | 1:51

azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and Bob McManaman tackle the Cardinals and the draft and the latest with Roger Goodell and the NFL.

21 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 43nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 44WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSUSA Baseball, Trubisky to Cards, Kurt Warner's stolen jersey | 1:54

Shot Clock: Why isn't Paul Goldschmidt playing? Will Cardinals draft QB Mitchell Trubisky? Kurt Warner also had a Super Bowl jersey stolen? The Shot Clock tackles the burning topics in Arizona sports.

22 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 45nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 46WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSKirk Cousins says he did not demand trade from Redskins | 0:31

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he did not demand a trade away from the team, but instead asked about the franchise's plans after having the franchise tag placed on him. Time_Sports

23 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 47nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 48WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSThe issue with Colin Kaepernick | 1:00

The MMQB's Andy Benoit takes a look at the on-field problem facing free agent QB Colin Kaepernick. Time_Sports

24 of 25CLOSEnfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 49nfl-mock-drafts-patrick-mahomes-to-arizona-cardinals photo 50WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSPhil Dawson talks about joining Cardinals | 1:30

Free agent kicker Phil Dawson signed a 2-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals on March 10, 2017 at the Cardinals training facility in Tempe.

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Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes is linked to the Cardinals in many recent NFL mock drafts.(Photo: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

We're just over a week away from the NFL draft and teams are making their final preparations.

What will the Cardinals do at No. 13?

According to several NFL mock drafts, they'll take QB Patrick Mahomes.

We looked at recent NFL mock drafts to get a feel for the Cardinals and many have the team linked to the Texas Tech QB.

Patrick Mahomes to the Cardinals:

nfl.com: Cardinals go with Mahomes

Chad Reuter writes: "Arizona can't wait too long for a signal-caller to replace Carson Palmer, and Mahomes' stock has been on the rise since his final season finished at Texas Tech."

nfl.com: Cardinals select Mahomes

Buckey Brooks writes: "Bruce Arians doesn’t mind gambling on a talented gunslinger with exceptional arm talent and an unrefined game."

nj.com: Cardinals select Mahomes

Eliot Shorr-Parks: "The Cardinals need a quarterback of the future, as the time on Carson Palmer is quickly ticking away. Mahomes might have the best physical tools of any quarterback in the draft, and with Palmer still on the roster, the Cardinals will get the chance to teach him for a year before putting him on the field."

draftwire.usatoday.com: Cardinals take Mahomes

Luke Easterling writes: "The Cards aren’t planning on picking this high again anytime soon, so it’s a good time to pull the trigger on Carson Palmer’s eventual replacement. Mahomes’ combination of arm talent and intelligence is a perfect fit for coach Bruce Arians."

draftsite.com: Cardinals end up with Mahomes

It writes: "The Cardinals let the quarterback games begin as the Draft starts getting intriguing."

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Other players going to Cardinals:

azcentral sports' Bob McManaman: Cardinals take Alabama LB Reuben Foster

He writes: "The Cardinals, I’m assuming, would love this scenario. Foster is still available and so are wide receivers Mike Williams, Corey David and John Ross. Kizer and Trubisky are still on the board as well. I don’t think the Cardinals will go for a quarterback at No. 13, but they could move up to make sure they get Foster or they could trade down and nab one of the quarterbacks in addition to picking up another draft choice. They may also decide to trade back in the first round to grab a quarterback such as Patrick Mahomes."

CBS Sports: Cardinals take Clemson WR Mike Williams

Dane Brugler writes: "With Michael Floyd gone and Larry Fitzgerald on his last legs, Williams would give Arizona a talented wideout to help as a rookie and develop into a No. 1 target."

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walterfootball.com: Cardinals pick  Foster

It writes: "The Cardinals have several talented defensive players to choose from at No. 13 overall. I've had them taking a cornerback for a while, but if Reuben Foster is available, I see them having a difficult time passing on him. Arizona has a big need at inside linebacker, as Karlos Dansby can't be counted on to start next to Deone Bucannon."

sbnation.com: Cardinals take Clemson QB Deshaun Watson

Dan Kadar writes: "Although the Cardinals will be making a playoff push in what could be the last season for Carson Palmer, you have to wonder if this draft will have an eye toward the future. If Arizona takes Watson, or any other quarterback, that’s what they’re doing."

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Pro Football Focus: Cardinals go with Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey

Cris Collinsworth writes: "I’m very tempted to put DeShone Kizer here; the former Notre Dame quarterback fits the Ben Roethlisberger/Carson Palmer style of play that Bruce Arians has had so much success with. However, the Cardinals need cornerbacks — the Arizona faithful have to be sick of watching big plays on the side of the field opposite star CB Patrick Peterson. To fix the problem, Alabama’s Marlon Humphry is my choice. He is a physical corner who plays his guts out, but does give up a few big plays. Tre’Davious White may be a better pure cover corner, but he won’t hit anybody, and I’m not sure Arians could stomach him. Humphrey is a hitter with perfect height, weight, and speed numbers. Plus, he is a low-risk pick at a position of great need for the Cardinals."

Sporting News: Cardinals pick Alabama TE O.J. Howard

Ron Clements writes: "The Cardinals probably will go quarterback in the second round and could go cornerback here, but Howard is just too good to pass up here. He has a skill set like Carolina’s Greg Olsen and adding him would give the Cardinals a potential Pro Bowler and immediate upgrade."

Bleacher Report: Cardinals take Ohio State CB Gareon Conley

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