first_img 0 Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away I’m not the only one to not know much about 6th roundpick Justin Bethel out of Presbyterian, but all you needto do is look at the YouTube video of him boxjumping 60 inches and you can tell the kid is a freakathlete that may be worth developing as a safety. Nothingwrong with grabbing San Diego State quarterback RyanLindley with their second sixth round pick, as he had alot of success in the Mountain West Conference and heck,someone needs to hold the clipboard. Boise State tackleNate Potter in the seventh round just adds more depth andcompetition on the offensive line, and we all know that isjust what they needed. So in a nutshell three offensive lineman were drafted,as well as a dominant wide receiver, two secondary playersand a quarterback. To win in this league you need to buildthrough the draft and on paper this looks like a soliddraft. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Not having a second-round pick hurt initially, especiallywhen you saw the run on offensive tackles in that round,but one tackle expected to go in that round fell to theCardinals in the fourth round and that was Bobby Massie ofMississippi. It’s hard not to love this pick, as Massie could start atright tackle immediately. Massie was highly productive ina conference that is dominated by pass rushers anddefensive line play — the SEC. I was actually hoping theywere going to draft him in the third round. I also like third-round pick Jamell Fleming ofOklahoma, especially when you figure he went up againstgreat receivers in the Big 12 and practiced againstwideout Ryan Broyles — who went to the Detroit Lions inthe second round — on a regular basis. Some of you mayremember Fleming returing a pick for an interception inthe Fiesta Bowl vs UConn last year. Arizona may have foundthe compliment to Patrick Peterson at the other cornerbackspot, or at least someone to push Greg Toler, who missedall of last season due to injury. I wasn’t in favor of getting a guard early,especially with all the talk of David DeCastro of Stanfordin the first round because Arizona spent free agent moneyon Darryn Colledge and Adam Snyder in the past two years.But nabbing depth with Senio Kelemente of Washington inthe 5th round was a nice get. Kelemente is versatile likeSnyder because he can play guard and tackle. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ It’s hard not to like what the Cardinals did in the NFLdraft. Michael Floyd was a need and a necessity as the Cardinalshave struggled with finding a #2 receiver ever since theydecided not to pay Anquan Boldin the money he wanted andshipped him to Baltimore. Steve Breaston and Early Doucet both failed to produce theway a second receiver should, and while you may think thatsome of that is on the quarterback, all you need to do islook at Larry Fitzgerald’s production to realize that goodreceivers find ways to make plays. So getting a solidphysical receiver in Floyd was crucial for the Cardinalsoffense. last_img

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