2013 NN NFL mock draft: With the thirty-eighth pick, the Arizona Cardinals select ...

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The Niners Nation Community Mock Draft moves to pick No. 38, which belongs to the Arizona Cardinals.

We're on to the sixth pick of the second round, No. 38 overall in the 2013 Niners Nation NFL mock draft. If you missed parts of the first round, check out our entire rundown.

The Arizona Cardinals are now on the clock, and their Niners Nation GM is chriscream. With the thirty-eighth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cardinals select Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame.

Explanation: With an unexpected fall from the first round, the Cards get a weapon that will help Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald. Considered the best TE in the draft and now with a chip on his shoulder, the NFC West has just gained another potential Pro Bowl TE. At 6'6'', he will be a red zone threat. As an on-the-field comparison, his play is similar to New England TE Rob Gronkowski. Also, the Cardinals could draft an OT or RB in this slot but BPA has more value for Palmer and the offense.

Trevor Woods: While Eifert may be the best player available at this point, I am not sure if this is the route the Cardinals should go here. Don't count out a tight end they already have on their roster having a bigger impact next season, Rob Housler. Housler had 45 receptions in nine starts last season, and can run a sub 4.5 forty. Offensive line will have to be upgraded if they want to give Carson Palmer a chance at having success. Tackles Justin Pugh and Menelik Watson could be options here.

Nick Chiamardas: Smart pick by chriscream. I wasn't surprised to see Eifert fall and would be shocked if a similar fall happened in the real draft. The tight end class is extremely deep and there are some really talented prospects to be had later in the draft. However, Arizona gets an immediate impact starter that will own the middle of the field and take pressure off Larry Fitzgerald. Consider that new Cards QB Carson Palmer completed more passes last year to his tight ends than any other position in Oakland last year. Eifert could be in for a big time rookie year if he heads to Arizona.

Niners Nation Mock Draft, Round 1

  1. Kansas City Chiefs -- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah [Explanation]
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia [Explanation]
  3. Oakland Raiders -- Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon [Explanation]
  4. Philadelphia Eagles -- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M [Explanation]
  5. Detroit Lions -- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan [Explanation]
  6. Cleveland Browns -- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama [Explanation]
  7. Arizona Cardinals -- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas [Explanation]
  8. Buffalo Bills -- Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU [Explanation]
  9. New York Jets -- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama [Explanation]
  10. Tennessee Titans -- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida [Explanation]
  11. San Diego Chargers -- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma [Explanation]
  12. Miami Dolphins -- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina [Explanation]
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State [Explanation]
  14. Carolina Panthers -- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  15. New Orleans Saints -- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU [Explanation]
  16. St. Louis Rams -- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri [Explanation]
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia [Explanation]
  18. Dallas Cowboys -- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama [Explanation]
  19. New York Giants -- Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia [Explanation]
  20. Chicago Bears -- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia [Explanation]
  21. Cincinnati Bengals -- Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State [Explanation]
  22. St. Louis Rams -- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson [Explanation]
  23. Minnesota Vikings -- Keenan Allen, WR, Cal [Explanation]
  24. Indianapolis Colts -- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA [Explanation]
  25. Minnesota Vikings -- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington [Explanation]
  26. Green Bay Packers -- Damontre Moore, DE/OLB [Explanation]
  27. Houston Texans -- Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  28. Denver Broncos -- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State [Explanation]
  29. New England Patriots -- Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist [Explanation]
  30. Atlanta Falcons -- Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State [Explanation]
  31. San Francisco 49ers -- Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International [Explanation]
  32. Baltimore Ravens -- Matt Elam, S, Florida [Explanation]
  33. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Alex Okafor, DE, Texas [Explanation]
  34. San Francisco 49ers -- Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State [Explanation]
  35. Philadelphia Eagles -- Kyle Long, OL, Oregon [Explanation]
  36. Detroit Lions -- Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State [Explanation]
  37. Cincinnati Bengals -- D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina [Explanation]
  38. Arizona Cardinals -- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
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