For NFL draftniks any day Mel Kiper Jr releases

first_img For NFL draftniks, any day Mel Kiper Jr. releases a new mock draft is a sort of holiday.Well, Happy Tuesday then!In an Insider piece on ESPN.com, Kiper released his third mock leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins April 28, and has a third different player projected to the Arizona Cardinals with the 29th overall selection.This time, it’s Oklahoma State edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah.The Cardinals need to add a pass-rusher — look at how much they relied on Dwight Freeney late in the season — and to get the supremely athletic Ogbah at this point would be rare in most years, but they could benefit from the glut of D-line talent in this class.In previous mock drafts, Kiper has had Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and Boise State pass rusher Kamalei Correa projected to go to Arizona. Top Stories Ogbah, who was selected as the Big 12’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 (shared with Baylor DT Andrew Billings), had 13 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss for the Cowboys last season. He finished his collegiate career with 28 sacks and 40 tackles for loss in three seasons.Ogbah stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 273 pounds. At the recently completed NFL Scouting Combine, he ran a 4.63-second 40-yard dash, recorded a 35.5-inch vertical jump and a 121-inch broad jump, which were all near the top of the rankings at his position.Below is game film from Oklahoma State’s 36-34 win over Kansas State on Oct. 3, 2015. Ogbah had a sack, three tackles for loss and two quarterback hits in that contest. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (38) carries the team’s “Big Stick” onto the field at the start of an NCAA college football game between Kansas and Oklahoma St in Stillwater, Okla. No. 5 TCU is at No. 12 Oklahoma State on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in the first of several huge games in the Big 12 in November. Ogbah ranks fourth nationally with 1.13 sacks per game, and he creates all sorts of other havoc that doesn’t show up on a stat sheet. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt, File) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img