4/14 Arizona Cardinals news: Considering first round options with Kiper, McShay, more breakout players

Norm Hall

Daily Arizona Cardinals and NFL news roundup to start your day.

Check out what ESPN's NFC West blogger Mike Sando has to say about what Mel Kiper, Jr., and Todd McShay think the Cardinals are going to do with their first pick in the upcoming draft. We also have a roundup of draft rumors, including Miami's willingness to trade.

Cardinals:

Kiper mock 4.0: Cardinals thoughts - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Our look at Mel Kiper Jr.'s fourth 2013 mock draft continues with projections for the Arizona Cardinals.

Considering Cards' options with McShay - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers eagerly upgraded at right guard last offseason. They were happy to move the untested Alex Boone into the lineup while watching 2011 starters Adam Snyder and Chilo Rachal leave in free agency. The fact that Snyder and more recently Rachal have signed with Arizona strengthens perceptions that the Cardinals have serious problems on their offensive line.

Ten players from 2012 NFL Draft poised for bigger roles - NFL.com
Now that we find ourselves in the thick of NFL draft hype season, last year's top prospects have gotten lost in the shuffle. Let's take a look at 10 players from the 2012 NFL Draft poised for a bigger role.

State of the Team: Arizona Cardinals | FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS
The 2013 "State of the Team" articles will run daily through the NFL draft. These offer a snapshot look at a team’s roster, with players classified by color based on how they fit their role. My analysis is based on film study, not statistics.

Meet Your 2013 Cardinals Cheerleaders
In the "Making of the Cardinals Cheerleaders" series finale, we introduce you to the 2013 squad.

Draft:

NFL Draft 2013: Dolphins want offensive line help, willing to trade - SBNation.com
Miami needs offensive line help and whether it's trading up, staying pat or trading down, it looks like they are going to get it.

Report: Miami Dolphins targeting linemen in NFL draft - NFL.com
Cardinals Trade Alert: should the Cards take the Dolphins' #12 pick and a second rounder for their #7? Miami wants Lane Johnson...

Recent history lesson: Guards taken in round one - Music City Miracles
Find out what the success rate is for the nine first round guards that have been taken since 2005.

2013 NFL draft buzz: Tyrann Mathieu failed a lot of tests, Miami looking for offensive tackle - SBNation.com
The most prominent NFL Draft news of Friday? Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu failed at least 10 drug tests at LSU. Read on for more on that and what else went down on Friday.

NFL Draft rumors: Star Lotulelei, Lane Johnson visit Eagles, and more - SBNation.com
The Philadelphia Eagles hosted one high-profile draft prospect and have another visit set for Sunday, while other teams throughout the league host mid and late-round talents.

NFL:

NFL news roundup: Steelers undecided on Emmanuel Sanders; Rolando McClain signs - SBNation.com
Plenty of news from the NFL on Friday, including the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly being undecided on Emmanuel Sanders' future, and the Baltimore Ravens making the signing of Rolando McClain official.

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