Arizona Cardinals

On the clock: Baltimore Ravens, Pick: 7.32


General Manager: @ericjuddtshq

PickOverallChoiceNotes
1.077Eric Fisher, OT
from Central Michigan
Bruce Arians and Co. begin to rebuild the mess that is the Arizona Cardinals offensive line. Eric Fisher has the skills and technique to be a cornerstone at left tackle for the next decade. With Mingo, Jordan and Joeckel (and Geno) off the board, this was almost too easy. -EJ
2.0234Larry Warford, OG
from Kentucky
After 2 Picks (and a trade) Arizona's once miserable offensive line is now set. Larry Warford is exactly the type of powerful OG that Arizona covets. His power and quick feet will help open holes for Wells/Williams/A not injured RB, and keep Kolb upright. While every QB was still available, Steve Keim will restructure Kolb and give him one last chance to succeed in a new system. But this time around, the O-line wont be the issue.
3.0769Mike Glennon, QB
from North Carolina State
Arizona would be crucified if the QB situation is addressed before day 3. Glennon has been mocked to Arizona in the FIRST. ROUND. To pick him up in the 3rd is almost unfathomable. Not without his football warts, Mike Glennon has a serious arm and the size Arians will want to force the ball downfield. If he starts, so be it. If he sits, Tom Moore should be able to work out some of his kinks.
4.06100Michael Buchanan, DE
from Illinois
This pick was difficult, but the ultimate goal was to improve on the pedestiran pass rush generated by the OLBs in Arizona. Michael Buchanan is a versatile LB, strong in both the run game and pass rush. While his intial burst isn't as good as some other available prospects, he overall game is the most solid. Also, very scheme versatile, which will help the new staff in the desert. Buchanan will immediately be in the starting mix in Arizona.
5.07133Ray Ray Armstrong, S
from Miami (Fla.)
Ray Ray has his share of off the field issues, something the Arizona Cardinals are known to avoid. However, with Kerry Rhodes nearing the end of his contract, and Adrian Wilson unsure of his future, Arizona would be wise to find replacement for their safety tandem. Armstrong is a big fast and physical safety and would be rated much higher if not for those issues. Hopefully, Coach Arians is able to help him overcome his previous transgressions. -EJ
6.06164Mike Gillislee, RB
from Florida
While both Ryan Williams and Beanie Wells are injury-prone, to say the least, they are both, when on the field (which is never) they are productive and complimentary running backs. Mike Gillislee might not be the fastest running back in the draft, he is a workhorse with relatively few carries under his belt. Arizona will need to do something about their running game. Find a way to keep Wells and Williams healthy or reload over the next few drafts. -EJ

Trade Details
Pick
6.08NFL: from Vikings for DB AJ Jefferson
Vikings acquired from Titans in 2012 Draft Day trade
2.02#MockOne: from Colts for pick(s): 2.06,6.08 from Chiefs for pick(s): 1.24