Cardinals take LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson

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With the fifth pick in the NFL draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, bolstering their defense with a player who’s ready to contribute right now.

There was talk that the Cardinals might draft a quarterback, but the decision to go with defense in the first round indicates that Arizona expects to acquire a veteran quarterback, perhaps Marc Bulger.

Peterson is a great talent, and pairing him with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie gives the Cardinals an outstanding pair of cornerbacks.

The only question is whether the Cardinals may some day regret passing on a quarterback.