Cardinals Draft Needs, Picks

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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

Inside Linebacker:

With no word on Daryl Washington, the Cardinals will be in the hunt for another inside linebacker. With their 55th overall pick, the Cardinals are looking to fill a needed position.

-Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State: This guy has to be good if he is coming into the draft as a underclassman. This red shirt junior came out of Mississippi State with 244 tackles in just 39 career games, and was the team’s first All-American since 1999. McKinney is a true athlete, who is able to line-up at middle linebacker, and as an edge rusher. This good-sized linebacker may just be what the Cardinals are looking for.