It's time for another flock of Arizona Cardinals links. We have a couple mock drafts that I wouldn't be mad at if they actually happened. Take your pick - Dan Williams or Sean Weatherspoon? Let's hope for either on draft day. There's good article from Kent Somers on John Lott as well.
Kent Somers - What draft need should they fill first?
Somers makes his pick in a mock draft. Getting Williams at 26 would be a steal: "At No. 26, I was on the clock. I figure the Cardinals to go heavy on defense and took nose tackle Dan Williams of Tennessee. Don't hold me to that over the next two weeks. I'm hoping to get a better idea of the Cardinals thoughts during that time."
Kent Somers - Arizona Cardinals' strength comes from John Lott
Somers also writes a very good article on John Lott. He's made a huge impact on the locker room. Lott stated, " 'There's a perceived notion that a defensive tackle should be 305 pounds, 6 feet 4," Lott said. "Shoot, (Darnell) Dockett is 6-foot-1, 280 pounds. You can't hit what you can't touch.' "
Rough draft: Sando's mockable mock
Mike Sando made his own mock draft. He had the Cardinals taking linebacker Sean Weatherspoon at 26.
Five greatest draft classes since 1967
Sando also posted the five greatest draft classes of all time. There's a few Cardinals' names in the mix.
For Baggs, All The World's A Stage
Darren Urban put together a story on new linebacker Steve Baggs. Baggs stated, " 'Adversity has been the wind beneath my feet. Even when people said I should give up the game I always knew I had the ability to play this game. Getting a chance to prove that on the highest level, that’s all you want.' "
Slotting Draft Feelings
Urban talks about the draft and where some current Cardinals were drafted. Ken Whisenhunt doesn't feel a 1st round pick is guaranteed to start:"As an organization, the Cardinals want its picks to pan out, coach Ken Whisenhunt said, and the higher choices draw more scrutiny. But, Whisenhunt emphasized, 'when we step on the football field, the culture we have created here is that it only matters how they perform.' "
Numbers, they are a-changin'
Urban also talks about the different number changes. If you didn't know already, Cody Brown and Monty Beisel swapped numbers #52 and #50. Bryant McFadden will now be #20 with Ralph Brown gone, and that move allows Kerry Rhodes to claim #25. Finally, Joey Porter will be #55.
Seeking a QB and other draft stuff
Ken Whisenhunt revealed some obvious draft plans. If Sam Bradford, Sue, or Gerald McCoy are available, the Cardinals will draft them. Big surprise.
Sources: 49ers acquire Ted Ginn from Dolphins for reported 5th round pick - Niners Nation
Some news from another NFC West team - the 49ers have reportedly traded for wide receiver Ted Ginn, for a 5th round pick.