Yes, it has been all free agency for the last week, but with that slowing down, it is time to start picking up on our draft talk. The Arizona Cardinals continue to be busy prepping for next month's NFL Draft. Based on a report from about a week ago, the team will be looking at some local players from Arizona State.
According to Adam Stites of Devils Digest, quarterback Taylor Kelly and versatile fullback/tight end De'Marieya Nelson are visiting the Cardinals on Monday.
In part, this is probably a courtesy and it might be more about post-draft rookie signings, but at least one of the players is intriguing.
The Cardinals were at ASU's Pro Day, as were all 32 NFL teams. ASU has some good prospects in receiver Jaelen Strong and some talent in defensive end James Hardison and safety Demarious Randall.
The Cardinals looking at Kelly and Nelson is interesting. Kelly is slightly undersized as a quarterback and doesn't have good arm strength -- two things head coach Bruce Arians likes in his quarterbacks. He is smart, though, and led a very efficient offense.
However, Nelson is intriguing. Used in a variety of ways at Arizona State, he caught some passes, he blocked and he ran the football. He also played some defense.
At 6-2, 235, he is smaller than any tight end the Cardinals have on their roster, but Nelson would be the type of player Arians would like at the position because he can line up at different positions and do a number of things.
He projects more as a fullback.
Neither player appear to be players who will be drafted, but the Cardinals bring in players from Arizona State, Arizona and Northern Arizona almost every single year to OTAs and training camp.
Could either be one of these players in 2015?