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Arizona Cardinals have met or will meet with a couple of the top quarterbacks in 2017 NFL Draft

The Arizona Cardinals are setting up those all important meetings with quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Do the Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft? No.

However, they do need to know if one of the potentially available quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft are moldable young minds at the position. That is why they are beginning to set up or having interviews with the young prospects before the draft.

It happens every year, Walter Football is a good resource for this, you can check them out in the link, but they have not reported any meetings at the combine.

Darren Urban wrote in his blog that the two quarterbacks have confirmed a visit or scheduled visit with the Cardinals:

The quarterbacks are coming through Indy, as the top ones stood at their respective podiums for media interviews, they were asked — as always — about some of the teams they had met or would meet with. UNC’s Mitchell Trubisky and Clemson’s DeShaun Watson were specifically asked about meeting with the Cardinals, and both acknowledged it had or would happen. My guess is that had Pat Mahomes or DeShone Kizer or Davis Webb been asked (and Webb was asked about teams before declining to be specific) they too would have a Cards’ visit somewhere in there.

Watson and Trubisky would represent the bookends of my quarterback rankings, Watson at one, Trubisky at four, that I would be fine with at 13 if that is the route the Cardinals decide to head down.

We know that meetings are important, but they do not actually mean anything.

Last season the Cardinals met with Cardale Jones, then had Jones in for a workout, two visits meant something and it is something that Bruce Arians has talked about, the Cardinals need to know if these guys are can handle the mental aspect of things. I would venture to guess, since they passed three times, that Jones did not meet those mental side expectations.

Will Deshaun Watson, Turbisky, etc? We will only know if they have the ability to draft one and choose not to.

Yet, it is something, to know that these are the five names being talked about early.