Let's try to learn from history. Last year I predicted Nebraska QB Tanner Lee would be selected by the Falcons with the 256th overall pick, citing the need for a backup QB younger than Matt Schaub. In reality, Lee went 203rd overall in the 6th round to the Jaguars. He spent all but Week 17 on the practice squad last year before being promoted to the active roster for the last game. Also, the Falcons ended up trading the last pick to the Redskins who took Trey Quinn, WR out of SMU. He actually had a pretty good year, despite two stints on IR, he finished his rookie season with 9 receptions, one of which was a TD, and 75 yards. Good for Trey. Now on to this year.
The Cardinals hold both the first and the last pick, which might be awkward when whoever the Cardinals choose tonight isn't invited to the Mr. Irrelevant party that all of the other rookies get to go to. But let's assume the Cardinals don't see this runaway freight train of a locker room distraction hurling at them and say no trades in this mock draft. Let's limit the positions of interest to the Cardinals' needs, Okay, so every position is still on the board. Well let's look at last year again. Three of the final four picks were all WRs. Larry Fitzgerald has to retire eventually, so let's explore this position more. I'll checkout Walterfootball.com 's WR big board since he scouts every player with a chance at being drafted. 33 Wide receivers were taken last year, so let's just scroll down to the mid 30s. And we have our winner! Antoine Wesley, WR, form Texas Tech is our Mr. Irrelevant. Of course his biggest plus outside of his 6-4 206 lb frame is where he went to school. Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury was fired from his alma mater Texas Tech this off-season. Kingsbury would have been Wesley's coach for each of Wesley's three seasons in Lubbock. Plus he knows Patrick Mahomes. So long as the NCAA basketball refs aren't involved, Texas Tech should catch a couple breaks and steal the show with Mr. Irrelevant. Congrats Cardinals and Red Raiders!