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4/28 Arizona Cardinals news: Draft reaction and grades, player videos

Some links to start off the day after the draft is over.


The NFL Draft is complete and now there is a mad dash to fill offseason rosters with undrafted free agents. Now fans will be eating up draft grades and reactions. Here are some from around the Web.


A Haul Made To Play
Keim, Arians plan on using draftees early for changed Cardinals

Skill Added To Offense On Day 2
Notebook: Swope, Taylor, Ellington could make impact; Pass rush gets Okafor

Word From the Birds Blog | Time for some draft aftermath
Some quick wrap-up notes after the draft

Word From the Birds Blog | Taylor (and Ellington) enter running back fray
It wasn’t a surprise — the Cards figured to add a back. It is interesting who they picked though.

Keim, Arians Draft Wrap
Steve Keim and Bruce Arians meet with the media to wrap up their first draft together as GM and head coach.

Keim, Arians on Minter, Mathieu
Steve Keim and Bruce Arians meet with the media to wrap up their first draft together as GM and head coach.

Cooper: "I'll make an immediate impact"
Steve Keim and Bruce Arians meet with the media to wrap up their first draft together as GM and head coach.

First Round Pick Throws First Pitch
Jonathan Cooper threw out the first pitch for the Diamondbacks on his first day in Arizona.

2013 Draft profile: RB Andre Ellington
A look at the college highlights of Clemson running back Andre Ellington.

2013 Draft profile: Stepfan Taylor
A look at the college highlights of Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor.

2013 Draft profile: DE Alex Okafor, Texas
A look at the college highlights of Texas defensive end Alex Okafor.

NFC West draft analysis - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The NFC West has been gaining on the two-time defending division champion San Francisco 49ers.

Thoughts as Cardinals draft for defense - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals have drafted for defense with three of their first four selections in the 2013 NFL draft after ranking 31st last season with 25 offensive touchdowns. Misplaced priorities? Not necessarily.

Cardinals take guard Cooper, see Pro Bowler
Cardinals take North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper with No. 7 pick, see Pro Bowl-caliber player.

Cardinals add 'thumper' in linebacker Minter
Cardinals go defense with second-round pick, adding to linebacker corps with LSU's Kevin Minter.

Cardinals take calculated risk on emotional Mathieu
Cardinals take chance on talented, troubled Tyrann Mathieu, who gets emotional, vows he's on right track.

Cards get pass rusher, finish draft with needs filled
Texas pass rusher Alex Okafor among third-day picks as Cards finish draft with needs filled.

Report: Cardinals open to trading QB Brian Hoyer
According to's Ian Rapoport, Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim might also be using the final day of the draft to unload some unnecessary depth.

Cardinals GM Steve Keim, head coach Bruce Arians all smiles after 2013 NFL Draft
Nine selections and nearly 72 hours later, first-year head coach Bruce Arians and first-year general manager Steve Keim left the Arizona Cardinals' 2013 NFL Draft War Room Saturday with smiles on their faces.


Geno Smith is a good fit for the Jets: Three Reasons Why -
Fear not, Jets fans: Matt Ufford has three reasons why Geno's a good fit for Gang Green.

2013 NFL Draft grades: Good, bad and surprise picks from Rounds 6 and 7 -
A surprising amount of talent was available late in the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 undrafted free agents: Tracking the best of the rest -
Every year we see undrafted free agents make an impact. Texans running back Arian Foster, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and the Patriots' Wes Welker have been very good NFL players despite going undrafted.

Undrafted free agents 2013: Best available players -
The 2013 NFL Draft is over. Now, the work turns to snapping up the players who didn't get picked.

2013 NFL draft: Full 7-round results -
Teams decided to play it safe early in the draft, scared off by risky skill position players.

2013 NFL Draft grades: Reviewing the first 3 rounds -
What exactly is the basis of NFL Draft grades immediately after the picks are made? It's not always an exercise to predict the future. Instead, the grades are based more on scheme fit and player value relative to their expected draft position.

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