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Arizona Cardinals Select Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche No. 29 Overall

The Arizona Cardinals took Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche, a highly-talented player who slipped due to off-field issues with the 29th-overall pick. 

Round: 1

Pick: 29

">@AZCardinals select DT Robert Nkemdiche!

— NFL (@NFL)

With the #29 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @AZCardinals select DT Robert Nkemdiche!

— NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016

">April 29, 2016

Selection: Arizona Cardinals select Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche

Analysis: No one doubted Nkemdiche has the athleticism and physical ability to be picked in the first round. It was off-field concerns that sent him falling down draft boards.

However, he might have fallen into the perfect place. Arizona needs defensive line help, it is a winning team with a veteran, mature locker room. Tyrann Mathieu can help Nkemdiche grow and overcome his issues, as he knows how to do that from first-hand experience.

This is a relatively risky pick, with the chance it could turn into a booming reward.