4/25 Bird Droppings: NFL Draft 1st round today!

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Cardinals News:

What Comes First: OL or QB?
In building an offense, teams must focus on symbiotic relationship of key cogs

Word From the Birds Blog | The GM the day before
Steve Keim says they have seven elite candidates in mind for the #7 pick.

Arizona Cardinals sport new look in 1st full-speed practice
Arizona Cardinals sport new look in 1st full-speed practice,There were plenty of new things displayed on Tuesday at the Cardinals’ first full speed practice of the off-season.

Arizona Cardinals hope to snag one of 'big three' OTs - NFL.com
Despite the Arizona Cardinals' public praise of their own offensive tackles, Michelle Beisner reports the team hopes to snag one of the draft's "big three" left tackles.

Adding four free agents to the team -AZ Cardinals .com.
Cards add four camp bodies just prior to the draft.

The 5: Options for the Cardinals on draft day ArizonaSports.com
The 5: Options for the Cardinals on draft day

Report: Cardinals targeting tackle Lane Johnson ArizonaSports.com
Report: Cardinals targeting tackle Lane Johnson

Peter King: Cardinals 'routed the Raiders' ArizonaSports.com
Peter King: Cardinals 'routed the Raiders'

Cardinals coach says team is not 'desperate' for offensive line help ArizonaSports.com
Cardinals coach says team is not 'desperate' for offensive line help

New Cardinal Cason remains confident while trying to prove himself ArizonaSports.com
New Cardinal Cason remains confident while trying to prove himself

O-line, pass rusher among Cards' primary needs
Cardinals' options with seventh pick likely focused on offensive line or pass rushing needs.

Arizona Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Latest in a series of discussions about the Cards-mock draft.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers make big moves - KC Kingdom
A view of the Cards draft from KC.

Forget future, here's how teams in Round 1 should fix holes now - NFL, NFLDRAFT - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
The future is now. Pete Prisco builds a different mock draft -- one that addresses teams' biggest needs, and, shockingly, one without a quarterback in Round 1.

NFL News:

NFL Draft: Seth Cox's final 2013 mock draft ArizonaSports.com
NFL Draft: Seth Cox's final 2013 mock draft

2013 Draft Preview: Quarterbacks - With the First Pick - NFL Scouting Reports, College Football, and the 2013 NFL Draft
The NFL Draft is the ultimate crapshoot. From the end of the season until draft day itself teams are dealing in misdirection and deception.

Nine draft pick presenters also part of concussion lawsuit | ProFootballTalk
Nine of the former players who will welcome picks to the NFL Friday night are also saying the league has done them irreparable harm. Ex-Card Larry Centers is one of them.\

2013 NFL draft buzz: Lions and Eagles looking to trade up? Matt Barkley moving up while Milliner is falling? - SBNation.com
With the hours until the start of the draft dwindling, rumors are swirling everywhere about what will happen on Thursday. Here is the full breakdown of Wednesday's action.

NFL Draft 2013: Scouting the scouts - SBNation.com
The NFL Draft is right around the corner, and we've got all the scouting analysis you need..

NFL Draft 2013: Scouting the DE/DT hybrids - SBNation.com
Our breakdown of the next generation of multifaceted players moves to the defense.

EXCLUSIVE: 2013 NFL Draft leaked picks and grades - SBNation.com
Through some back room sleuthing, SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein was able to get ahold of the top ten picks of the 2013 NFL Draft and issues grades and evaluations ahead of time. Video.

The original dual-threat: Before RGIII, there was Reggie Collier, college football's first great run-pass QB - SBNation.com
Before RGIII, there was Reggie Collier, college football's original dual-threat quarterback, who went almost entirely overlooked by the NFL 30 years ago.

2013 NFL power rankings: 49ers, Seahawks and Broncos are the NFL's elite - SBNation.com
Which teams are the NFL's best and worst right now, according to SB Nation bloggers?

2013 NFL Draft video chat, now with more college football fans - SBNation.com
Explore the disconnect between what NFL people and college football people think about the 2013 NFL Draft as Ryan Van Bibber is joined by Spencer Hall, Bill Connelly, and Jason Kirk.

NFL Draft rumors: Jets not expected to take QB in first round - SBNation.com
The New York Jets were more of a circus than usual in 2012. Are they going to avoid adding to the mess and pass on a quarterback early, or is it all a smokescreen?

D.J. Fluker denies taking money at Alabama - SBNation.com
In his public comments since his controversial tweet, D.J. Fluker denied having ever taken money while he was at Alabama.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Kiper projects Geno Smith, Ezekiel Ansah to go early - SBNation.com
ESPN's draft guru also has three surprising picks in the final five picks of the first round.

NFL Draft 2013: Ziggy Ansah could land in top 5 - SBNation.com
Former BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah could be selected in the first five picks of the 2013 NFL Draft -- and the Detroit Lions reportedly have their eye on him.

John Elway a Raider? Ten fascinating revelations from 'Elway To Marino', ESPN's '30 for 30' - Mile High Report
ESPN's critically acclaimed documentary series 30 for 30 examined the 1983 NFL Draft Tuesday night -- the draft that saw future Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway traded to the Denver Broncos.

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