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Arizona Cardinals news 4/27: Mock drafts, Michael Floyd trade rumors

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Tomorrow is the NFL Draft. Finally, the mock drafts will be done and we can talk about the actual Arizona Cardinals selections. Until then, here are several stories worth looking at.


Secondary Versatility Key For Cardinals
Mathieu perfect example of players team likes to use at defensive back

Draft Primer 2016: Cornerback
Cardinals likely to target player at one of their thinnest positions

Draft prospects Arizona Cardinals can target: Round 3
azcentral sports NFL insider Bob McManaman takes a look at 15 players that may appeal to the Cardinals with the 92nd overall pick in the third round of the NFL draft:

Arizona Cardinals look to add to talented offense
Arizona Cardinals look to add to talented offense

Does trading WR Michael Floyd make sense for Cardinals?
For the second consecutive spring, it’s being reported the Cardinals are open to the idea of trading receiver Michael Floyd.

Deion Jones' athleticism can fit Arizona Cardinals’ defensive scheme - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals have needs at center and at cornerback, but LSU linebacker Deion Jones can be a boost both in the pass rush and in coverage.

Arizona Cardinals have often gone for college captains in NFL draft - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The character that's typically inherent in being a team captain in college is something the Arizona Cardinals have prized in recent drafts.

Football Outsiders presents Cardinals' biggest draft needs
The Arizona Cardinals have a pretty stacked roster, but that does not mean they don't enter the 2016 NFL Draft without areas to improve.


29 players who could be 1st-round surprises in the 2016 NFL Draft -
One team's reach is probably sitting at the top of another team's draft board. Danny Kelly looks at a few of the players who could prove mock drafts wrong.

Joey Bosa wants to build on his family's NFL legacy -
Joey Bosa won't be the first first-round draft pick in his family, and he might not be the last.

From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft -
The Patriots lost their first-round pick due to the DeflateGate scandal, but they're not the only team forfeiting a draft pick this year.

Kevin Dodd can be a monster in the NFL with a little polish -
Whatever defense a team runs, Kevin Dodd has the potential to be a difference-maker in that system.

How the NFL Draft's compensatory picks work -
The best teams in the NFL routinely acquire extra draft picks by letting their free agents sign with other teams. Here's how compensatory draft pick work.