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4/17 Arizona Cardinals news: Positional Rankings leave Cards behind, OL contracts restrict team

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Matt Williamson has broken down how the NFC West teams rank comparatively, but don't expect the Cardinals to be all that high with the Seahawks and 49ers the darlings of the league. We also have a roundup of QB draft coverage.

And we honor Pat Summerall, 'the voice of football', who died Tuesday at the age of 82 in Dallas.


West QB ranks: Debate from top to bottom - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Matt Williamson breaks down his NFC West positional rankings starting with the Quarterbacks.

West WR ranks: Fitzgerald, Harvin lead way - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Larry Fitzgerald remains the standard for wide receivers and the Cardinals lead the division, according to Matt Williamson.

West RB ranks: Lynch, Gore and more - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Lastly, WIlliamson takes a look at the RBs in the division, it doesn't look rosy here either.

Recent contracts bond Cardinals and offensive linemen | Insiders
Kent Somers breaks down the starting OL contracts, proving why it's so important to draft well.

Word From the Birds Blog | Schedule on deck for Thursday
Time and date of when a whole bunch of times and dates will be released.


NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall dies at 82 -
Legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall died on Monday. He was best known for his work alongside John Madden during the 1980s and '90s.

2013 NFL Draft: The best draft picks of the century -
Interesting look at the best draft picks selected outside of the Top 10 picks between 2000-2009.

2013 NFL Draft: Jon Gruden dishes on the quarterback class -
The headmaster at 'Gruden's QB Camp' prefers Ryan Nassib to the other signal callers in this year's draft, but he saw plenty of silver linings in most of the prospects.

NFL Draft 2013: Bills GM Buddy Nix defends quarterback class -
The Bills general manager does not think Buffalo will be reaching if it uses its No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to select a quarterback.

NFL Draft 2013: Teams expected to trade up for offensive tackles -
Which teams are most likely to trade up to get one of this year's elite tackle prospects?

2013 NFL Draft all-overrated team: E.J. Manuel, Matt Scott among potential busts -
The 2013 NFL Draft quarterback class has taken a beating, but some are still overvalued. Here's a list of the most overrated signal callers this draft has to offer.