The Cardinals wanted a cornerback at No. 24 in the past draft, but the players at that position worth taking there didn't make it to the pick. Thus, they have to wait a year to add a top-flight corner across from Patrick Peterson.
Rd. 2, Pk. 18
Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma
The Cardinals need to do something about their inability to defend tight ends. It's shocking that they avoided this position in the previous draft.
Rd. 1, Pk. 23
Emmanuel Ogbah, DE/3-4OLB/3-4DE, Oklahoma State
The Cardinals need a five-technique to replace Darnell Dockett and a nose tackle to replace Dan Williams. Cory Redding and Frostee Rucker are just stop-gap players.
Ogbah (6-4, 275) broke out for the Cowboys in 2014 with 11 sacks, 49 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and five passes batted. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder has speed to go with size. As a freshman in 2013, Ogbah recorded four sacks and 20 tackles while rotating into the game.
Rd. 2, Pk. 23
Brandon Facyson, CB, Virginia Tech
The Cardinals lost Antonio Cromartie in free agency and grab another corner to go with Patrick Peterson.
Facyson only played in three games in 2014 after struggling with a lingering knee injury suffered in spring practice. He was an impact player for the Hokies in 2013. The freshman recorded 27 tackles with five interceptions and eight passes broken up. The 6-foot-2, 191-pounder is a physical corner who is instinctive. Virginia Tech should have a great secondary in 2015 with Facyson and Kendall Fuller leading the program.