NFL Mock Draft, Pick 26: Cardinals Select Terrence Cody, DT Alabama

The 26th pick is in and SB Nation's Cardinals community, Revenge of the Birds, has selected...

Alabama DT Terrence Cody

From Revenge of the Birds:

With that being said, defensive tackle is a enormous need on the defense, and the Cardinals only have Gabe Watson signed, who has yet to prove he can be a valid starter. Adding Cody's massive size and strength would immediately improve the Cardinals' run defense, forcing opponents to bounce runs to the outside. He's a force to be reckoned with and will consistently draw double teams from opposing teams' offensive linemen.

From Mocking the Draft:

But anyone who takes Cody is taking a risk. The issues with his weight and desire are well known. More than that, though, he's almost exclusively a two-down player. Still, Cody is a good pick.

I like this pick because it serves two purposes. First, you can't ever have enough defensive tackles and Cody is a rare type of tackle. Second, all of a sudden the Cardinals gain some leverage in negotiations with Darnell Dockett regarding a contract extension.

I like this pick.

Read the full write-up at Mocking The Draft.

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