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Cardinals address offensive line, take guard Jonathan Cooper at No. 7

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The Cardinals, in need of help along the offensive line, took one of the top guards available with the No. 7 overall pick, selecting North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper.

Cooper (6-2, 311) was an All-American at left guard for North Carolina a season ago. He would figure to compete to start immediately along the interior of Arizona’s offensive line. He may also have the ability to play center on the NFL level.

The Cardinals allowed 58 sacks a season ago, and they gained a paltry 3.4 yards per rush. With NFC West rivals Seattle, San Francisco and St. Louis all having strong defensive fronts, upgrading the offensive line was a necessity.

The Cardinals have six more draft picks, with their next selection in Round Two (No. 38 overall).

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8 Responses to “Cardinals address offensive line, take guard Jonathan Cooper at No. 7”
  1. whitdog23 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:09 PM

    8 picks and ONE trade. why isn’t every team trading down??? LOL

  2. rajbais says: Apr 25, 2013 9:10 PM

    Can he help the Cards backs average more than 3.2 yards per carry???

  3. thesteelers says: Apr 25, 2013 9:11 PM

    whitdog23 says:
    Apr 25, 2013 9:09 PM
    8 picks and ONE trade. why isn’t every team trading down??? LOL
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    Um, because no one wants to trade up?

  4. scratchnsniffnblog says: Apr 25, 2013 9:12 PM

    The first seven picks weigh a combined 1986 lbs. No matter what the scouts say, that’s a ton of talent.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 25, 2013 9:45 PM

    Cooper is the best person in the draft. Great, great, character player and leader. Had a Wonderlic of 34.

  6. bdawks20 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:15 PM

    @thegreatgabbert Who cares about his Wonderlic?

  7. delusionalcardsfan says: Apr 26, 2013 1:43 AM

    Nice! :)

  8. tjohn25 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:22 AM

    Can he help the Cards backs average more than 3.2 yards per carry??

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    Uhh, isn’t that half of an offensive lineman’s role on the team?

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