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The second and third rounds of the 2022 NFL draft begin Friday at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. Arizona time). The Arizona Cardinals added a receiver with their first-round selection, although it was via a trade for Marquise Brown.
They have three selections on Day 2 — a second-round pick and two third-rounders.
How might they use them?
Draft Wire managing editor Luke Easterling put together a Day 2 mock draft for the second and third rounds, and they add some defensive help.
Round 2: San Diego State EDGE Cameron Thomas
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There are some talented pass rushers still on the board, but with the run on receivers in the first round, there might be one on pass rushers. Thomas has something to prove, having played at San Diego State, but he could immediately contribute, at least in passing downs.
Round 3: Mississippi State CB Martin Emerson Jr.
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Emerson is a cornerback with some size, listed at 6-2 and 201 lbs. He ran the 40 at the combine in 4.53 seconds. He only had one career interception but broke up 11 passes in 11 games in 2020.
He would be a guy the Cardinals can try to develop.
Round 3: Texas A&M RB Isaiah Spiller
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The Cardinals here add to their offense, giving James Conner someone to spell him. He is a back with size at 6-0 and 217 lbs.
He was productive as a runner and pass catcher for the Aggies.
He score 25 touchdowns in three season and surpassed 1,000 yards twice.