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The five quarterbacks the Arizona Cardinals are interested in for the 2017 NFL Draft

One report shows the Cardinals are interested in these five young quarterbacks for the 2017 NFL Draft.

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It is the fun time of the year.

After this morning’s article that sited five quarterbacks in the “5 or 6 that can make the throws” that Bruce Arians talked about, we are getting five names now.

Those names per long time Arizona Sports host John Gambadoro: Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes II, Davis Webb and Nathan Peterman.


No DeShone Kizer.

No Jerod Evans.

No Josh Dobbs.

While Gambo is a wealth of information, it is the time of year where we talk about everything that is out there and know nothing.

Yet, these names line up... Except for no Kizer.

Although, based on two excellent articles by our own Blake Murphy, Kizer fails the Parcells rules as well as the baseline statistics for all quarterbacks, so maybe there is something to no Kizer on the list.

I have talked about Webb and Peterman before. They are both NFL types, I just do not see quarterbacks who scream NFL starter. Peterman reminds me of long time NFL back up Drew Stanton, who was drafted in the second round of the 2007 draft. He just never developed into the starter many thought at the time he could.

Webb reminds me John Skelton, the mobile, big man with the arm to match. Skelton’s downfall was his alleged lack of passion and dedication to the game.

Both of these guys are interesting in that they both had to transfer to play. Not in the graduate transfer type of way that Russell Wilson did, but in the, not as good as Josh Dobbs or Pat Mahomes type of way. Now, that is not to say that both won’t be better pros than those two, but it is always a question that has to be asked. Why transfer? Why not compete and win?

As for Watson, Mahomes and Trubisky. Trubisky’s biggest red flag is that he hasn’t played much, so what you have on film is small compared to all the other prospects.

What do you think?

Would one of these five make you happy?