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Taking a look at the draft needs of the Arizona Cardinals

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After a 3-4 start to their 2013 season, the Arizona Cardinals finished the year as one of the best teams in the league over the final two months. The Cardinals won seven of their final nine games and still had a chance to earn a playoff berth into the final week of the season. They are the only team in two years to beat the Seahawks in Seattle, earning a 17-10 victory in Week 16.

However, a 10-6 record in a loaded NFC wasn’t good enough to make the postseason and the Cardinals were forced to watch from home.

The Cardinals will have to take another step forward in order to chase down the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West. However, they currently only have six draft picks to work with.

Arizona needs to maximize the draft picks they have at hand. Finding a complement to John Abraham at linebacker and Tyrann Mathieu at safety are top priorities. Another addition along the offensive line at right tackle should also be considered. A tight end to aid Carson Palmer in the passing game is a possibility as well.

You can read our full breakdown of the Cardinals’ draft needs here. Cast your ballot below for what you think would be Arizona’s best option with the 20th overall selection.

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12 Responses to “Taking a look at the draft needs of the Arizona Cardinals”
  1. osiris33 says: Apr 30, 2014 9:56 AM

    Take a QB. You’re still rebuilding. The win in Seattle was fluke. You’re fooling yourselves if you think you’re in the same class as Seattle and SF.

  2. jjackwagon says: Apr 30, 2014 10:12 AM

    Overlook this team at your peril.

  3. thepoofighters says: Apr 30, 2014 10:12 AM

    you haven’t been paying attention osiris33

  4. luz56 says: Apr 30, 2014 10:17 AM

    Shows how very little you know about football…. They are in the same class as both SF and Seattle..there is a difference between rebuilding and adding parts yearly…all three teams will make playoffs

  5. touchdownroddywhite says: Apr 30, 2014 10:18 AM

    Gotta go with Ebron here. They have a stingy defense, and Ebron is a potentially elite talent that will be a nice safety valve for when Carson Palmer gives way to a young buck in the next couple years.

  6. moosedoggie says: Apr 30, 2014 10:20 AM

    @osiris33: Your fooling yourself to write off the cards this year.

  7. kamthechancellor says: Apr 30, 2014 10:44 AM

    No one is writing the Cards off. Osiris is just saying they’re not in the same class as Seattle and San Francisco. He’s right. All three teams are still ascending. Arizona should make the playoffs, but I’m not sold on Palmer. I think you should go after a quarterback in the draft. Call me crazy, but I think Johnny Football would be a great fit for you.

  8. moosedoggie says: Apr 30, 2014 11:39 AM

    I would love for Manziel to fall to us at 20. Start the season on the bench with the intention of playing him when Palmers throws +2 picks in the first half.

  9. theauger says: Apr 30, 2014 3:33 PM

    Dix/Pryor would be likely be the pick. But both will likely be gone as well as Ebron & Barr. The Cardinals have a history of drafting BPA.

  10. fluiddarkness says: Apr 30, 2014 3:50 PM

    The Cards don’t need a pass catching tight end. That’s what Rob Housler is for. He’s got the talent but Arians doesn’t traditionally use tight ends for much other than blocking.

  11. jimmyjames65 says: Apr 30, 2014 6:46 PM

    Losing Dansby leaves a hole to fill.

  12. jimmyjames65 says: Apr 30, 2014 7:03 PM

    Any LB’s in FA? I didn’t think so.

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