Cardinals Draft Targets: Defense

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Calais Campbell is a bad man. The 6-8, 300 pound defensive end out of the U performed exceptionally well in 2014. In 14 games he had 58 tackles, seven sacks, and an interception. The defensive end position is one of the deepest in the draft and even if the Cardinals don’t spoil themselves with a high-potential pick at the position in the early rounds there will be plenty of value picks on day two of the draft.

Mario Edwards Jr. (Florida State) 6-3, 300 pounds, 4.85, 1st/2nd round

Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (15) tries to sack Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Eli Harold (Virginia) 6-4, 235 pounds, 4.73, 1st/2nd round

Sep 6, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers defensive end Eli Harold (7) returns a fumble for a touchdown against the Richmond Spiders at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Covington (Rice) 6-3, 300 pounds, 5.19, 2nd/3rd round

Oct 26, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; UTEP Miners quarterback Blaire Sullivan (10) is tackled by Rice Owls defensive tackle Christian Covington (56) during the second quarter at Rice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Henry Anderson (Stanford) 6-6, 287 pounds, 5.05, 3rd/4th round

Dec 7, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Stanford Cardinal defensive end Henry Anderson (91) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Stanford defeated Arizona State 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports