With all the chatter about Adrian Peterson this offseason and the possibility of his coming to the Arizona Cardinals, there hasn't been quite as much running back talk in terms of the NFL Draft -- or the chatter of the draft talk is just not as loud as the Peterson talk.
The Arizona Cardinals are looking to draft a running back this year. They feel confident they can find one they really like.
Bruce Arians told reporters he would "like to have a bigger back," as the team missed Jonathan Dwyer last season. Whether that is Robert Hughes or another player they pick up, that is yet to be seen.
What does seem pretty clear is the Cardinals will draft a back at some point in April.
"I think this might be the best group, top to bottom, that I've seen in about 10 years," Arians said, describing this year's crop of running backs coming out in the draft. "There are some teams in college now running the ball. Not just the top two or four guys, but all the way down. There are 15 really quality running backs in this draft."
When asked as a follow-up if he believes the team will land one of those 15, Arians said, "I think we'll have a chance to get one we really like."
While names like Melvin Gordon and Tevin Coleman have already arisen, Arians suggested he could find his "big and fast" running back in the fourth or fifth round.
Of course, we must remember how he said the Cards weren't going to draft a quarterback last year and then the very next round grabbed Logan Thomas. We can't exactly take everything Arians says as gospel.
With no free agent moves at the position, Arizona is primed to add one in the NFL Draft. Who might that be and where might the team make the selection?