For the first time since Ken Whisenhunt arrived in Arizona, the Cardinals have drafted a quarterback.
John Skelton of Fordham, taken late in the fifth-round, is known for his big arm and impressive size. In that regard, his profile is not so different than his new teammate Derek Anderson. Both players have accuracy issues, but Skelton is more athletic.
Look for Whisenhunt to develop Skelton this year, with an eye on him competing for a backup spot next year.
He’s a bit of a project, but has a high ceiling. Mike Mayock called him “Joe Flacco-lite.”