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Cardinals 2015 NFL Draft needs (Pre-Free Agency)

What did we learn about the Cardinals in 2014? What positions are the biggest needs on the Cardinals roster heading into the 2015 off season?

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Is it over yet?  Can we stop talking about "what if?" No? Okay, well then let's move on to the 2015 NFL Draft at least while you dwell in the past.

The Arizona Cardinals head into the 2015 off season, well limp is more like it, needing to find answers and at a number of positions, but which one is the biggest need?

Here is my early look (pre-free agency) at the Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFL Draft needs.

Edge Rusher:

Sure, Alex Okafor came on strong at the end of the season, but he played very one-dimensional at times, and he was not a consistent threat coming off the edge.

The 2015 draft looks to be deep with edge talent, and that should mean the Arizona Cardinals have a chance to nab someone, even if they need a little refining.

Interior Offensive Line:

Whether it is finding another guard to play opposite of Jonathan Cooper (hopefully) or drafting a replacement for the veteran Lyle Sendlein, the Arizona Cardinals interior offensive line was a consistent problem in the running game and had too many slip ups in protection.

This draft is not the last couple in terms of interior offensive line talent early, but there could be one or two at the back end of round one, and the Cowboys showed what investing in the line can do for you.

Inside Linebacker:

While Daryl Washington might or might not be back, he will be suspended. After Washington, there is nothing but question marks.  Kevin Minter was struggling to get playing time, Larry Foote showed he still knows the game, but cannot make the same plays he was able to previously, and after that, well, even more questions.

The inside linebacker class is talented, but flawed.  There are coverage linebackers, there are downhill, run stopping linebackers, and there are playmakers who need to fill out their frame, but the Cardinals should have options early and often to find someone to make an impact.

Running Back:

I am a firm believer that running backs can be found anywhere outside of early in the draft, but with the need the Arizona Cardinals have for a back that can carry the 60% load that Bruce Arians like his top back to carry.

This draft offers such amazing options in round two, three, and four, in this draft.  Make a play for it at this point.

There are more options obviously, as the Cardinals could look at adding to the defensive line, maybe address the secondary if Antonio Cromartie leaves, or begin to find a replacement for Bobby Massie if the Cardinals feel like he will be too much money in 2016, but right now, those are the four biggest needs for the Arizona Cardinals.

Oh... there's that quarterback position, too.