4th Round (115th Overall Selection from Carolina Panthers)
Kyle Sloter - Quarterback
Northern Colorado - Redshirt Senior
6'5'' 211 Pounds
If Davis Webb can be drafted off of one year of production, why can't Kyle Sloter? I get it, the production was for Cal, not Northern Colorado, but playing the likes of UofA and ASU doesn't really make you a good quarterback. I love Kyle Sloter because of the position switch that he made, going from an athletic wide receiver to a quarterback who could sling it. And don't forget, Kyle Sloter was recruited by and was actually supposed to play for Southern Mississippi.
His 6'5'' frame really needs him to gain weight, but if your going to gamble on a players upside, I'm going Kyle Sloter with the Cardinals next pick. Go big, or go home, and now is the time for the Cardinals to gamble on upside for the quarterback position.
5th Round (157th Overall Selection)
Nate Hairston - Cornerback
Temple - Redshirt Senior
6'0'' 196 Pounds
I am looking for Temple tuff, nuff said. We got the easily converted inside linebacker (or as he says, off-ball linebacker) Haason Reddick, so why not take his running mate from Temple? I love Nate Hairston, someone who doesn't have elite speed or height, but plays with a nose for the ball. Oh, and like most Temple kids, he can freaken tackle. I love the scheme diversity he brings, just as Haason Reddick and Budda Baker show, Hairston can also play different positions. I think the defensive backs in this draft are unlucky (lucky for us), as they would probably be 3rd round picks in a typical draft, but will probably translate to 5th-6th rounders now.
5th Round (179th Overall Selection via Compensatory)
Winston Craig - Defensive Tackle
Richmond - Redshirt Senior
6'3'' 288 Pounds
As a senior, Winston Craig made himself a force on a pour Richmond defense by bagging 7.5 sacks, and could be the best defensive tackle you've never heard of. The fact is this, he's been a starter since the end of his freshman year, and is an absolute force. If you're looking for a comparison, think of a bigger version of Josh Mauro. Two small school prospects, I say why not?
7th Round (221st Overall Selection from Chicago Bears)
Robert Tonyan Jr. - Tight End
Indiana State - Redshirt Senior
6'5'' 236 Pounds
It's time to gamble, either you take a project or someone you don't want to reach free agency, in this instance it's both. Robert Tonyan is someone who will need to develop, while also taking some snaps away from Ifeanyi Momah on special teams. Want honesty? Tonyan and Winston Craig are projects. Wait what!?! Sorry, I am not looking for starters right the "right now". This is about development friends, try to understand.
7th Round (231st Overall Selection)
Darius English - Outside Linebacker
South Carolina - Redshirt Senior
6'5'' 248 Pounds
I think the Cardinals need a pass-rush specialist, but it's hard to find in the 4th-7th round range. If I'm finding Darius English in the 7th, I'm taking him. Darius English is the high-minutes kind of player who made the most of a very pour defense at South Carolina. Like seriously, they got blown out by top-25 teams, and even so, Darius English will still be drafted.
All these guys could get drafted, but I wouldn't doubt them going undrafted with my luck of predicting draft picks. I LOVE these guys, as maybe the best possible undrafted free agent guys. I could be wrong, but seriously, it's anyones guess. In any case, Go Cards!