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22. Arizona Cardinals (from St. Louis Rams, via Washington Redskins)

Matt Barkley: quarterback, USC

It’s my mock draft, and I’ll make trades if I want to. As is the case in every NFL draft, especially since the new collective-bargaining agreement was signed in 2011, there is going to be a bevy of trades made in the second half of the first round. In this case, I think the Cardinals make a move with their division opponents, snag Barkley at 22 and head into training camp with a left tackle and quarterback for the future.

Bruce Arians worked wonders with Andrew Luck in his rookie season. Could he do the same with Barkley? The USC senior impressed everyone at the Combine, and he didn't even throw a single football. One GM told me he has the "it" factor and can walk into a locker room, day one, and command the respect of the veterans. His Pro Day on March 27 will be huge. Until then, I've got him at 22 to Arizona. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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