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. 19
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.
Pick change; previously A'Shawn Robinson, DT
Rd. 2, Pk. 19
Zach Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
The Cardinals lost Antonio Cromartie in free agency and grab another corner to go with Patrick Peterson.
Sanchez was awful in 2013, and teams constantly picked on him for big plays. He was vastly improved in 2014 for the Sooners. Sanchez was an all-conference pick and held up well when teams targeted him. He had 43 tackles with six interceptions and eight passes broken up. As a freshman, Sanchez picked off two passes and batted away 13. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder could stand to fill out his frame.