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On the mock: Projected picks for Cardinals

4/24/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

I've broken out Scouts Inc.'s projected picks for the Cardinals as the NFL draft countdown continues.

The Scouts Inc. mock sent Connecticut running back Donald Brown to the Cardinals at No. 31.

Adding a back in the first round would make sense given the Cardinals' stated interest in upgrading their ground game (and with Edgerrin James likely on his way out).

The Cardinals' trade talks involving Anquan Boldin could influence the draft, although Rod Graves just told XTRA 910 radio in Phoenix that he expects Boldin to remain with the team. I'll have more on Graves' comments shortly.

As for the draft, I also sent Brown to the Cardinals with the 31st overall pick in our bloggers' mock draft.