2014 NN community mock draft: With the 52nd pick, the Arizona Cardinals select ...

Scott Halleran

The 2014 Niners Nation NFL mock draft is off and running. We move on to the Arizona Cardinals, courtesy of user MidnightSpecial.

We're back for the 52nd pick of the 2014 Niners Nation Community Mock Draft. You can see previous picks below in the draft table. You can also follow the mock draft board through this story stream.

With the 52nd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, MidnightSpecial and the Arizona Cardinals select Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota. He also considered defensive lineman Stephen Tuitt, outside linebacker Marcus Smith OLB, and offensive lineman Joel Bitonio. Here are his thoughts on the pick:

ILB, OLB, and Oline remain needs, but I feel that Hageman or Tuitt are better D line prospects than Marcus Smith, Christian Jones, or Joel Bitonio are relative to their respective positions. I would have loved to bolster the LB corp with Chris Borland, Kyle Van Noy, or Jeremiah Attaochu, but with them off the board it's Tuitt or Hageman. Tuitt, in my opinion, has a higher floor and lower ceiling than Hageman, and I chose the latter for the greater potential.

Ra'shede Hageman is a scary-scary War-Monster thing. 6'6" 310lbs with 34 inch arms and a 35 inch vertical jump, he is bullish strong but lanky quick, getting off the ball well to smash the pocket, rush the QB, and chase down plays. I see him as being able to play the 0, 3, or 5 technique (his favorite to play), rotating in all over the line, and the eventual replacement for Darnell Dockett.

The biggest critique on Hageman is inconsistency and lack of stats (and pad level and hand technique...of course), but he was THE guy on the Minnesota D-line, and often faced double and sometimes triple teams.  His motor looks better to me on the 2013 tape than in 2012, and he'll have excellent mentorship in Arizona, so I am not as worried about inconsistency as some. Plus, how often do you get to draft a guy in round two that you seriously considered in round one? As he learns to be more aggressive and use his size fully, he will be an every-down force.

Nick Chiamardas: Hageman is a fringe first rounder so I love the value for the Cardinals. Hageman is athletic enough to line up anywhere across a defensive line and will fit perfectly at 5T end behind the 33 year old Darnell Docket. Getting Hageman this late is a steal.

Round 1

1.

wiseguy545

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina [Full Story]

2.

El Shorts Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn [Full Story]

3.

9er4life22 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville [Full Story]

4.

Boss Clifford Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson [Full Story]

5.

Mark Balliet Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M [Full Story]

6.

CheekeeMunkee Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo [Full Story]

7.

TopFlightSecurity Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M [Full Story]

8.

Hoopers Judge Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida [Full Story]

9.

jmart7 Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina [Full Story]

10.

germinator Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA [Full Story]

11.

49feelinfine Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State [Full Story]

12.

superk0725 Taylor Lewan, OL, Michigan [Full Story]

13.

El Shorts Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama [Full Story]

14.

BryKno Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh [Full Story]

15.

SigepPT49er C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama [Full Story]

16.

Mira Loma Maulers Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M [Full Story]

17.

JMichael39 Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State [Full Story]

18.

Desert Dog Runner Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State [Full Story]

19.

albert.55 Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame [Full Story]

20.

MidnightSpecial Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville [Full Story]

21.

Rowingdave Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State [Full Story]

22.

MisterEclectic Jason Verrett, CB, TCU [Full Story]

23.

Rowingdave Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU [Full Story]

24.

BearAKA Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech [Full Story]

25.

CraigRED&GOLD Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame [Full Story]

26.

Boss Clifford Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State [Full Story]

27.

Roy_from_Israel Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri [Full Story]

28.

dave.bocchino Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State [Full Story]

29.

49ersCusefan Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State [Full Story]

30.

Tre9er Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn [Full Story]

31.

ak4niner Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA [Full Story]

32.

timmyg24 Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia [Full Story]

Round 2

1. (33)

wiseguy545 Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois [Full Story]

2. (34)

THETONY#1 Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama [Full Story]

3. (35)

Boss Clifford Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State [Full Story]

4. (36)

Mark Balliett Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU [Full State]

5. (37)

CheekeeMunkee

Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State [Full State]

6. (38)

TopFlightSecurity Marqise Lee, WR, USC [Full Story]

7. (39)

9er4life22 Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech [Full Story]

8. (40)

Hoopers Judge Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois [Full Story]

9. (41)

jmart7 Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State [Full Story]

10. (42)

49feelinfine Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech [Full Story]

11. (43)

superk0725 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State [Full Story]

12. (44)

El Shorts Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt [Full Story]

13. (45)

germinator Cody Latimer, WR, WR, Indiana [Full Story]

14. (46)

SigepPT49er Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State [Full Story]

15. (47)

Mira Loma Maulers Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State [Full Story]

16. (48)

JMichael39 Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State [Full Story]

17. (49)

Desert Dog Runner Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood [Full Story]

18. (50)

albert.55 Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin [Full Story]

19. (51)

BryKno Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska [Full Story]

20. (52)

MidnightSpecial Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota [Full Story]

21. (53)

Rowingdave

22. (54)

MisterEclectic

23. (55)

BearAKA

24. (56)

Tre9er

25. (57)

CraigRED&GOLD

26. (58)

Roy_from_Israel

27. (59)

Cnnrvydt

28. (60)

dave.bocchino

29. (61)

Tre9er

30. (62)

49ersCusefan

31. (63)

ak4niner

32. (64)

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