The Arizona Cardinals currently have seven NFL draft picks in the 2018 NFL draft.

Who could they take with those picks?

Some early 7-round NFL mock drafts attempt to predict GM Steve Keim’s 2018 NFL draft class.

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The Heat Index rounds up the Cardinals picks in the 2018 NFL draft in those 7-round NFL mock drafts.

1st round (No. 15 overall):

Cards Wire: Cardinals take Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph

Jess Root writes: “Reading between the lines, Keim could be preparing fans for selecting a quarterback who might be available in the second round. He will not take that risk this year, as at least on two previous occasions in the draft have the Cardinals been leapfrogged before they could select the quarterback they liked. Rudolph fits that description. He has the size, stature and arm. Assuming he will sit at least a year behind a veteran they sign in free agency or acquire via trade, Rudolph will get a chance to season.”

Bleacher Report: Cardinals pick Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

Matt Miller writes: “It this seems way too low for the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, just remember this is a mock draft without trades and done before free agency. Both will have a dramatic effect on the landscape of the 2018 first round. But given the way the board has fallen up until this point, the Arizona Cardinals could have a franchise quarterback at pick No. 15.” Cardinals select Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

Dan Schmelzer writes: “With the 15th overall pick in this mock draft, the Cardinals snag reigning Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. Mayfield could certainly be gone before the Cardinals go on the clock, but he was available in this mock and I could certainly see them targeting him in a trade up scenario.” Cardinals go with Texas OT Connor Williams

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2nd round (No. 47 overall):

Cards Wire: Cardinals go with Louisville CB Jaire Alexander

Jess Root writes: “In one of only two picks used on defense, the Cardinals add a playmaking cornerback. Alexander is one of several good prospects. At 5-10, he is not a perfect outside corner in terms of length, but he also adds a dimension to the return game.” Cardinals pick Iowa center James Daniels

Schmelzer writes: “James Daniels is arguably the best center prospect in this entire draft class. He shows elite movement skills and quickness off of the snap. Daniels is a fantastic run blocker who reaches the second level with ease. He is also an extremely smart offensive lineman who is always in the right position. Simply put, Daniels is the kind of guy who you can line up and consistently expect to do his job at an extremely high level.” Cardinals take Stanford S Justin Reid

Bleacher Report: Cardinals take Pittsburgh OT Brian O’Neill

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3rd round (No. 79 overall): 

Cards Wire: Cardinals land Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown

Jess Root writes: “The Cardinals go to receiver in the third round for the second consecutive year. Last year it was Chad Williams. This year it is the 6-4 St. Brown. He has length and speed, clocking in at 4.48 second on the 40. He is built like Michael Floyd and was a Fighting Irish, too.” Cardinals take Mississippi State offensive linemen Martinas Rankin

Schmelzer writes: “Rankin was a talented Junior College offensive tackle who was the primary left tackle for Mississippi State the last two seasons. He played at a high level in each of his seasons in the SEC, being named an honorable mention All-American and second-team All-SEC as a senior last season.”

Bleacher Report: Cardinals go with Wisconsin CB Nick Nelson Cardinals select Washington State QB Luke Falk

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3rd round: (No. 97 overall):

Cards Wire: Cardinals end up with Penn State TE Mike Gesicki

Jess Root writes: “Wrapping up five picks in three rounds and two days of the draft, the Cardinals go with a tall, athletic tight end. Gesicki is 6-5, ran the 40 in 4.54 seconds and has a 41.5-inch vertical leap. That should help the passing game.” Cardinals go with Alabama DB Anthony Averett

Schmelzer writes: “Patrick Peterson is one of the best cornerbacks in the entire NFL. He is a true shutdown cornerback on the outside, but with Tramon Williams and Justin Bethel hitting free agency, the Cardinals need depth at the position. Adding Averett gives Arizona quality depth at the position and adds some long-term upside.”

Bleacher Report: Cardinals land Penn State WR DaeSean Hamilton Cardinals take South Carolina State OLB Darius Leonard

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4th round (No. 134 overall)

Cards Wire: Cardinals choose USC LB Uchenna Nwosu

Jess Root writes: :”Moving to a presumed 4-3 defensive scheme, adding a linebacker like Nwosu is a solid addition. He is a poor man’s Haason Reddick, able to rush the passer and move in space. He should fit nicely as a 4-3 OLB.” Cardinals land Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown

Schmelzer writes: “At 6-foot-5, 214 pounds, Equanimeous St. Brown is a big and athletic target on the outside. He is a powerful receiver who shows uses his body well and shows impressive overall ball skills. St. Brown has a fantastic catch radius and is much faster and quicker than he is given credit for. He is a smooth and fluid runner who can lose opposing defensive backs in man-to-man coverage.”

Bleacher Report: Cardinals end up with Miami DL Kendrick Norton Cardinals take Oregon RB Royce Freeman

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5th round (No. 152 overall):

Cards Wire: Cardinals select Humboldt State OT Alex Cappa

Jess Root writes: “Small school? Check. Late-round offensive lineman? Check. Like Cole Toner and Will Holden, Cappa has some growth to do, but he can develop on the bench. He is a plus athlete.” Cardinals end up with NC State defensive lineman B.J. Hill

Schmelzer writes: “At 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, Hill has plenty of size at the defensive tackle position. Add in his impressive overall quickness and athleticism, and it is easy to see Hill’s upside at the next level. He shows an explosive first step off of the snap, allowing him to penetrate through the offensive line and make plays in the backfield.”

Bleacher Report: Cardinals choose Miami TE Christopher Herndon Cardinals go with Alabama C Bradley Bozeman

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7th round (No. 254 overall): 

Cards Wire: Cardinals pick Central Florida WR Tre’Quan Smith

Jess Root writes: “Arizona doubles up at receiver with their last pick of the draft. They add more length, as he is 6-2 and he ran the 40 in 4.49 seconds at the combine. With Larry Fitzgerald, Chad Williams and Equanimeous St. Brown, taken in the third round of this mock draft, the Cardinals’ receiving corps has both size and speed.” Cardinals choose Wagner OT Greg Senat

Schmelzer writes: “The Cardinals’ needs on the offensive line are obvious. So it would certainly make sense for them to take a shot on some offensive tackle upside late in the 2018 NFL Draft. With their compensatory seventh-round selection of this mock draft, the Cardinals select offensive tackle prospect Greg Senat.”

Bleacher Report: Cardinals pick Oklahoma S Tre Flowers Cardinals end up with North Dakota CB Deion Harris

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