Grades are coming from all around the Internet about the NFL Draft. Overall, the Arizona Cardinals are getting positive marks. Turning seven picks into nine, getting value late in the draft and landing a player at the top of the draft that should make a big impact from Day 1 all contribute to being praised for the body of work.
SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn looked at the final two rounds of the draft and critiqued the picks made,compiling a few of the good, the bad and the surprising at the end of the draft.
The Arizona Cardinals got one of the good picks and were praised for the skill players they picked up late.
Ryan Swope flew under the radar a bit at Texas A&M, but he has tons of speed and could be another nice weapon for a developing Cardinals passing attack. Arizona picked up some offensive line talent in this draft early with Jonathan Cooper, and the skill position players they got should bring some life to the team again. Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington will give the team a nice combination at running back.
Among the surprising are a pair of players that didn't get drafted -- Da'Rick Rogers and Jordan Poyer. Both of these players filled my timeline during the draft when other Cardinals fans I follow were hoping for as many as three rounds that would get taken.
With the first draft that general manager Steve Keim ran, there seems to be little else other than praise. We have to wait and see how these players turn out and if they fit, but at least for now all is well with the Cardinals.
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