You can tell it's getting near draft time when information begins to leak out on Twitter regarding specific workouts for college players. The Arizona Cardinals have some holes to fill and will need to have another stellar draft in 2012, so they are doing their due diligence early.
Scout.com's Aaron Wilson announced that the team worked out defensive end/outside linebacker Ryan Davis of Bethune-Cookman yesterday.
Also, local Cardinals guru Mike Jurecki tweeted that Ken Whisenhunt and offensive line coach Russ Grimm will be heading to Stanford's Pro Day tomorrow.
See the effects of both of these occurrences after the jump.
According to Wilson, Ryan Davis is being highly touted as a possible 3-4 outside linebacker once he makes his move into the NFL. He attended the University of Miami Pro Day where he ran a 4.79 second 40-yard dash and showed that he has the speed and ability to be a linebacker that can play in space at the next level.
I personally have not heard much about Davis before all of this, but it sounds that many teams are pretty high on him. If the Cardinals can turn another mid-to-late round pick into a stud pass rusher, I would be quite content with that.
If you want to know more about Davis, our brother blog Mocking The Draft did a great profile on him.
As far as Stanford's Pro Day goes, while Andrew Luck will be capturing the eye of the public, the Cardinals will be looking at other prospects. Here is what Jurecki had to say:
Hearing Cards HC Whisenhunt & Russ Grimm will both attend Stanford Pro workout tomorrow in Palo Alto. "Jonathan Martin & David DeCastro"— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) March 21, 2012
Martin is considered a solid tackle prospect and could anchor either side of the line for years to come. Many are worried about his foot speed and other factors, but any questions should be solved after watching his workout today (which will be done by the time you read this).
DeCastro is considered one of the better guard prospects to be entering the draft in years. If he is still on the board by the time the 13th pick comes around, will Arizona be able to pass up a once in a generation player like this? Their minds may be made up after today's events.
What are your thoughts on all of this? Which of these players would you like to see the Cardinals draft? Tell us what you think.