At the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, the brain trust of the Arizona Cardinals began to answer questions about the biggest question plaguing the Arizona Cardinals: the quarterback.
The first question is always the same, are there any quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft?
Arians said he sees five-to-six really good arms in the draft. Now must figure out if other needed QB traits are present in those guys.— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) March 1, 2017
Arms have not been the problem, we have seen Cardale Jones get a second look with the Arizona Cardinals pre-draft because they saw physically what they wanted, it was the white board that probably lacked, which is why he was not selected by the team.
That is why the answers given by Arians and Keim are so funny. They hedge because they don't know yet.
They don't know if a quarterback that they have seen do the things they want physically will answer the same call mentally.
So would they take a quarterback early?
BA on drafting a QB even though team is in win-now mode: "If he’s there, and he’s the guy we want, I think we’ll pull the trigger."— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) March 1, 2017
Of course they would. Saying no would mean they exclude themselves from the most important position in all of sports.
Yet, it is not simply like drafting an offensive tackle or defensive end:
Keim on QBs: you can't force (the pick). If you miss and miss high it will cost you— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) March 1, 2017
What does that mean?
It is Keim and Arians way of just saying, "if we like a quarterback, we will take one. If we don't, we won't."
In other words, we know nothing new and that won't change until April 27, 2017.