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5/8 Arizona Cardinals news: The long wait is over -- it's draft day!

Your 2014 NFL Draft Day 1 roundup of Cardinals and NFL news.

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Al Bello

MERRY DRAFTMAS, EVERYONE! It's about time. If they stay at No. 20, the Arizona Cardinals will make their selection at roughly 8:25 p.m. local time, give or take a few minutes. Until then, smash a bunch of last-minute content into your face.


Larry Foote Gives Cards Depth
Veteran signs one-year deal to shore up linebacking corps

Cardinals Ready At 20
With the "120" board built, first-round pick is now a waiting game

Mock Draft Tracker
A look at some of the players "taken" for the Cardinals across the internet

Cardinals Blogs | Actually, 120 is enough for the draft
Those 120 names? They get the Cardinals all the way through the draft. It doesn’t seem like it should. With 254 draft picks, math says 120 names shouldn’t cover a team. But it does every year, sometimes to the first-time amazement of front-office folks who have come on board and gone through the process.

Quarterback could be 'next man up' in the draft for Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has a conflict of interest. That's why it's a good thing that the club has moved beyond those days of giving their head coach way too much authority in player-personnel decisions.

RB Andre Ellington proof Arizona Cardinals should stick with drafting talent over need
"A lot of times, if emotion played into it, you'd say, 'Well, we already took the back,' " [general manager Steve] Keim said. "The good thing is we had those conversations and we knew we couldn't pass on Andre because of his grade."

Dandy dozen: 12 possibilities for the Cardinals at No. 20 | FOX Sports on MSN
Lots of good names here. Check them out!

Draft science has improved, but still a hit-and-miss process | FOX Sports on MSN
Fans and media members throw around the 'home run' and 'busts' terms with equal (and often reckless) abandon when evaluating teams' performance on draft day and down the road. But what do team executives consider a successful draft?

Arizona Cardinals Draft History: The first-rounders
Before you look forward, it's a good idea to look back. We'll be taking a round-by-round look at the draft history of the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals since they relocated from St. Louis in 1988.

ESPN's Jaworski: Arizona Cardinals taking Blake Bortles 'would not surprise me'
"...the guy I like is (Blake) Bortles. I would not be shocked if they went for Bortles at number 20," ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski said. "I think he's a guy that projects well for the type of offense that Bruce likes to run, that Tom Moore likes to run. The ball explodes out of this guy's hand. He has every throw. He's tough, he can hang in the pocket."

NFL Draft '14: Projecting the Arizona Cardinals' big board
These are 75 players that could be in play from round one to round four for the Cardinals. After that, things become all about finding the best players.


On the recruiting trail with [NFL] head coach Pete Carroll -
Pete Carroll was an ace recruiter at USC. He's now the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, which is not a college football team, but he still wants your talented sons to feel like part of his family.

Richard Sherman signs 4-year extension with Seahawks, becomes top-paid CB - Field Gulls
The Seahawks have now locked up the three biggest names on their defense for awhile.

The Notebook: Can Marqise Lee catch on in the NFL? -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White turns his focus to the USC wide receiver.

Why Aaron Murray might be the 2014 Draft's Russell Wilson -
Johnny Manziel has the talent, Zach Mettenberger has the physique, and AJ McCarron has the rings. But if you're looking for an SEC quarterback the NFL might be underrating, we think we've found the guy.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: How have the predictions changed over time? -
Things sure have changed since our first mock draft.

2014 NFL mock draft: Your final Niners Nation mock draft - Niners Nation
Trevor Woods and Nick Chiamardas provide the 49ers' final mock of the season.

Jeff Fisher, Les Snead stand by Sam Bradford at fan event - Turf Show Times
Are the Rams frontrunners for drafting Johnny Manziel on Thursday? Here's a look back at the day in Rams rumors.

The NFL Draft: One Last Mock Draft - Turf Show Times
Can it please be Thursday? (IT IS!!!)