Mocking top 9 picks in 2023 NFL Draft: A big name QB falls to Chicago Bears
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7. Arizona Cardinals - Christian Gonzalez - CB, Oregon
The only reason Devon Witherspoon could possibly fall is that Christian Gonzalez may be as good, if not better than Witherspoon. The two play a different styles. Witherspoon is more aggressive and intense, and Gonzalez is more fluid. Beyond that. Gonzalez is taller, longer, and faster than Witherspoon, which has to matter.
The Arizona Cardinals are starting from square one with a new GM and head coach. Their previous GM had a DUI on his record, and it is hard to see the new GM build his new era around Jalen Carter.
The best player on the board at this spot is Gonzalez. He checks every box you want from a cornerback and combines the safe floor and the high upside of a cornerback who can follow any type of receiver all over the field.