Cardinals Draft Targets: Defense

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If Beasley falls to the 24th slot on the draft board it would be in the Cardinals’ best intentions to swoop him up. If there are whispers of him being taken before 24th, which will most likely happen, Arizona should not hesitate on trading up for him.

Beasley has drawn comparisons to Von Miller of the Broncos due to his size and speed. He racked up 11.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss this year and is the all-time leader in sacks at Clemson.

With Jonathan Abraham, 37, a free agent after next year, the Cardinals will need to replenish their pass rush and Beasley fits the bill perfectly. If they are able to team Beasley up with Sam Acho as the outside linebackers and the 5th best defense in the NFL this season will get even better.

Oct 4, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) recovers a fumble and scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

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