An exciting Day 2 of the 2013 NFL Draft is in the books and the Arizona Cardinals were connected to two of the biggest storylines of the day. They were in position to draft Manti Te'o but traded down instead. Then they picked up the troubled Tyrann Mathieu. Here is what the Internet is abuzz with regarding the Cards and the NFL.
Cardinals Take A Chance On Tyrann Mathieu
The former LSU star safety was on his conference call with reporters minutes after the Cardinals made him their third-round pick Friday night, and after his struggles with drugs and losing the entire past year of football because of his marijuana issues, the emotions got away from him.
Jonathan Cooper Has Always Made A Big Impression
Once, new Cardinals guard was too big for football. Not anymore
Second Pick Goes To Kevin Minter
Second-round LSU linebacker figures to fit inside for Cardinals
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So I was thinking it would have been interesting — very — had the Cardinals taken Manti Te’o in the second round.
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"(The Cardinals) said I could be a great fit for the team," Minter said. "They asked me if was ready to come down to Arizona and bust some heads. I said ‘Yeah.’ "
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Ryan Williams smiled. He had just met Jonathan Cooper for the first time and as he sat on his stool in front of his locker, he couldn’t help but grin.
2013 NFL Draft results: Reaction to Tyrann Mathieu to Cardinals - SBNation.com
The Cardinals gambled on Tyrann Mathieu, how did the Internet react?
Tyrann Mathieu adds to Arizona Cardinals' secondary - ESPN
They've got another ex-Tigers corner after adding Tyrann Mathieu -- also known as "Honey Badger" for his tenacious playing style
Humble beginnings served Cardinals' top pick well
Cards' top pick Cooper was picked on as a kid due to his size but learned humility from those hard times.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim on Tyrann Mathieu: 'We felt comfortable with the risk that was involved' ArizonaSports.com
On the field, Mathieu terrorized SEC defenses and special teams units in 2011 -- 77 tackles, 5 forced fumbles, 4 recovered fumbles, 2 fumble return touchdowns, 2 interceptions and 2 punt return touchdowns.
Cardinals look to LSU for ‘impact additions' on Day 2 of NFL Draft ArizonaSports.com
The Cardinals' draft selections Friday had a distinct Cajun flavor.
Cardinals receive fairly positive reviews for Day 2 picks ArizonaSports.com
The Arizona Cardinals went with a consistent theme during Friday's second and third rounds of the NFL Draft: defense and LSU.
Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson: 'I'll continue to mentor Tyrann Mathieu' ArizonaSports.com
Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson was Mathieu's teammate at LSU in 2010 and said he was beyond excited by Friday's news.
NFL Draft: Breaking down CB Tyrann Mathieu ArizonaSports.com
I am not sure where Tyrann Mathieu would fit in the Cardinals defensive scheme, but I know a former defensive back like Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles would figure out how to use him.
2013 NFL Draft: Best players available after 3rd round - SBNation.com
A handful of quarterbacks led by Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib are among the top players still on the board
2013 NFL Draft results: Geno Smith, Manti Te'o headline 2nd round selections - SBNation.com
After an eventful first round, the second round of the NFL draft did not disappoint. Manti Te'o and Geno Smith came off the board early as teams continued to wheel and deal.
Aaron Rodgers Signs 5-Year Contract Extension, worth $110 Million - Acme Packing Company
The Green Bay Packers have signed Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension. He will likely become the highest paid player in NFL history.
2013 NFL Draft ratings: ESPN down, NFL Network up slightly on night one - SBNation.com
NFL Network continues to inch itself slowly upwards, while ESPN saw a downward trend from last year's show, which was one of the most-watched ever.
Branden Albert trade rumors: Chiefs, Dolphins deal 'cold' - SBNation.com
The trade talks between the Chiefs and Dolphins are "cold" according to reports.
2013 NFL Draft grades: Reviewing the 1st round - SBNation.com
To assign NFL Draft grades immediately after the first round is an absurd exercise. Anything less than a positive write-up and clearly you're an idiot. Regardless, here are my grades for the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
NFL Draft 2013 results: Manti Te'o, Geno Smith, Tyrann Mathieu headline Day 2 picks - SBNation.com
Geno Smith, Manti Te'o and other players who didn't hear their name called in Round 1 came off the board early in Round 2 as the NFL draft moved to its second day. Honey Badger Tyrann Mathieu went in Round 3.
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