Cardinals Draft Targets: Defense

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In his first season in Arizona, Larry Foote played some tremendous football. After playing in just one game in 2013, Foote started 15 games for the Cardinals and racked up 84 tackles and two sacks in the process. The only problem is that the seasoned veteran is already 34-years-old and the Cardinals will need to rebuild at the inside linebacker spot of their defense. Here are some guys that the front office should look for on draft day:

Eric Kendricks (UCLA) 6-0, 230 pounds, 4.69, 1st/2nd round

Jan 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) sacks Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Jake Waters (15) during the first half of the 2015 Alamo Bowl at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Benardrick McKinney (Mississippi State) 6-5, 249 pounds, 4.62, 1st/2nd round

Sep 20, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs linebacker Benardrick McKinney (50) tackles LSU Tigers running back Kenny Hilliard (27) during the third quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Ryan (Michigan) 6-3, 236 pounds, 4.73, 3rd/4th round

Oct 11, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines linebacker Jake Ryan (47) celebrates with teammates after a sack during the third quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Ragland (Alabama) 6-2, 254 pounds, 4.71, 3rd/4th round

Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reggie Ragland (19) hits Ohio State Buckeyes running back Jalin Marshall (17) knocking his helmet off during the third quarter in the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports