Cardinals Draft Targets: Defense

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With Darnell Dockett sidelined for the entirety of the 2014 season, the Cardinals had to shake things up at the defensive tackle spot. Dan Williams started the most games at the position with nine starts, but Dockett should be ready to roll for next year. Arizona has quite a few options to look at in the draft in case they want to add some insurance at the position in case Dockett goes down again.

Danny Shelton (Washington) 6-2, 339 pounds, 5.29, 1st round

Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Danny Shelton (55) against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Washington 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arik Armstead (Oregon) 6-8, 290 pounds, 5.21, 2nd round

Sep 13, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Colby Kirkegaard (11) steps back to throw the ball as Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) reaches to block the pass at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Malcom Brown (Texas) 6-4, 305 pounds , 5.30, 1st/2nd round

Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) sacks UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17)during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Ellis McCarthy (UCLA) 6-5, 330 pounds, 4.99, 3rd/4th round

Aug 30, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; UCLA Bruins defensive lineman Ellis McCarthy (90) chases the ball carrier against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports