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4/24 Arizona Cardinals news: Premium Positions, Arians First Minicamp Opens

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Despite what national pundits may say, the Cardinals understand drafting an Offensive Linemen is a priority, but that might mean the team trades down. Also an update on what was said and done at Bruce Arians first minicamp.


Bruce Arians says offensive line is a priority for the upcoming draft
Unlike many coaches, the Cardinals’ Bruce Arians doesn’t parse words when asked for his opinions.

A Premium On The Pick
Some positions are more important than others to nab at draft time

NFL Draft rumors: Cardinals high on D.J. Fluker -
Arizona reportedly has a lot of interest in the Alabama tackle.

Word From the Birds Blog | How the trade winds blow
The Cardinals most likely will trade back, not up, if the players they want are not available at the seventh pick.

Word From the Birds Blog | Guarding the top 10
Maybe choosing a Guard in the top 10 is acceptable to Steve Keim, at least when they could be the next Steve Hutchinson, right?

Word From the Birds Blog | Delving into the first Arians minicamp
"Arians said a player should be able to play either guard or tackle on the same side."

Team-by-team 2013 NFL draft capsules
Taking a look at each of the 32 NFL teams and their needs ahead of the draft on April 25-27.

West pre-draft rankings: Closing thoughts - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Sando and Williamson wrap up the NFC West pre-draft rankings. They have some interesting things to say about the Cardinals.

2013 #bloggermock: Cardinals at No. 7 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
ESPN has their eight divisional bloggers mock draft for their four teams. Sando doesn't disappoint by making an outrageous choice.

Which picks should get second contracts - NFC West Blog - ESPN
In the NFL, you build through the draft. NFL teams need to start thinking now about re-signing 2010 draft picks.

2013 NFL draft team needs: Arizona Cardinals -
I love the infographic paired with these posts. Heck, I love infographics.


2013 NFL Draft: Tulane QB Ryan Griffin makes the rounds -
Ryan Griffin may not be considered among the top quarterbacks in the draft, but he's drawn interest from plenty of teams.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay has Tyler Eifert, Ryan Nassib picked in top 8 -
Todd McShay's latest mock draft bucked common wisdom just two days before the start of the 2013 NFL Draft.

QB coach: Hundley would go No. 1 in draft
Renowned quarterback tutor says local product Brett Hundley would be top pick if eligible for draft.

Eagles prefer Barkevious Mingo to Dion Jordan with No. 4 pick, per report -
Maybe there won't be an Oregon reunion in Philadelphia with Chip Kelly and Dion Jordan after all.

2013 NFL Draft: Eagles narrow selection down to 4 players -
The Philadelphia Eagles are closing in on a target for their first-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.


The worst NFL draft picks of the century -
The wrong pick can set a franchise back years. Meet 10 of this century's most infamous.

George R.R. Martin does not approve of Darrelle Revis trade -
John Idzik has made a very powerful enemy, one with dragons!

Dolphins, Vikings new uniforms photos leaked -
The Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings will be wearing new uniforms next season to go along with their new logos.

Ronnell Lewis arrested on three misdemeanor complaints - Pride Of Detroit
Detroit Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis was reportedly arrested over the weekend.

NFLPA partners with DocuSign for mobile contract signings -
The NFLPA is attempting to avoid the types of fax machine issues Elvis Dumervil dealt with last month.

NFL Network will somehow cover the NFL Draft live for 47 hours this weekend -
Considering the NFL Draft lasts three days, that's either very impressive, or very sick.

Torrey Smith expected to step up for Ravens -
With Anquan Boldin gone can Torrey Smith fill the role of No. 1 receiver? Ray Rice thinks so.

Packers rumors: Cedric Benson will meet with Green Bay, per report -
Cedric Benson may make a return to Green Bay.