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5/7 Arizona Cardinals news: Making mock drafts, ranking past draft picks

Your daily news update of the Cardinals and NFL.

Stephen Dunn

Cardinals:

In Draft, Cardinals Don't Want To Be Needy
Arians sees no "glaring need," and that means team can take best available prospect

Cardinals Blogs | Draft doesn’t end after the seventh
Being a undrafted doesn't really mean much, consider Tony Jefferson (UDFA) is still on the roster and 2013 7th round pick, D.C. Jefferson is not.

Cardinals Blogs | In the draft room, time to mock
The media, fans and even football franchises have love/hate relationships with mock drafts.

Arizona Cardinals Draft History: The second-rounders ArizonaSports.com
The list goes to show how improved the team has been since the 2000s began.

Arizona Cardinals: The 2012 roster is but a distant memory ArizonaSports.com
The turnover since the 5-11 2012 has been incredible.

Hey Cardinals, take Blake Bortles (if he's there at 20) ArizonaSports.com
A strong argument as to why the UCF star is the best choice at pick 20 even for a quarterback.

NFL Draft '14: Ranking the interior defensive linemen ArizonaSports.com
Seth Cox provides his take on the defensive lineman and what fans expectations should be.

Arizona Cardinals Draft History: The third-rounders ArizonaSports.com
The picks of Gerald Hayes and Ricky Proehl aren't the best ringing endorsements of Cardinals draft history.

Why Ryan Shazier worked at 20th - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A solid choice that has been listed on several other mock drafts.

NFL:

Trey Wolfe is ready: A long and complicated journey to NFL Draft obscurity - SBNation.com
Trey Wolfe's long and complicated journey to NFL Draft obscurity.

Is Bridgewater really *that* skinny? Comparing 39 NFL QBs' college BMIs - SBNation.com
Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater is never going to have Cam Newton's physique, but he's far from the petite prospect you think he is.

10 underrated players college football fans would draft in 2014 - SBNation.com
Every year, familiar standouts from across college football go underappreciated by NFL front offices, while Combine studs and relative no-names spring up the draft boards.

2014 NFL Draft: Looking at teams that could target late-round QBs - SBNation.com
Brett Smith, Aaron Murray and Jeff Mathews are a few of the passers who could be targeted in the later rounds by teams that are looking to add a backup quarterback.

2014 NFL Draft: Jason Verrett talks draft prep, toughest wide receivers, Gary Patterson - SBNation.com
TCU CB Jason Verrett opens up about the challenges of training for the NFL Draft, how he'll celebrate being picked, and the receivers that have given him the most trouble.

Mike Mayock's NFL Draft rankings: Kony Ealy falls for 1st time - SBNation.com
Kony Ealy has consistently been labeled the No. 2 defensive end in this draft, but he's falling in favor of Stephon Tuitt in Mike Mayock's latest rankings.

2014 NFL Draft quarterback rankings: Teddy Bridgewater still on top - SBNation.com
Teddy Bridgewater stays at No. 1, but how do we evaluate the rest of the 2014 quarterback class?

2014 NFL Draft: Looking at teams that could target late-round QBs - SBNation.com
Brett Smith, Aaron Murray and Jeff Mathews are a few of the passers who could be targeted in the later rounds by teams that are looking to add a backup quarterback.