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Arizona Cardinals have one of the top 25 UDFA’s per Mel Kiper

The Cardinals didn’t even sign a top 25 UDFA, but they did give him a mini-camp tryout.

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The Arizona Cardinals are scouring the land for something resembling a quarterback of the future to groom for the post Carson Palmer era.

They brought in one Blaine Gabbert, they have Drew Stanton already on the roster, they also brought in Trevor Knight as an undrafted free agent.

Well, according to ESPN NFL Draft Mel Kiper, they have one of the better undrafted free agents available in their house, not even under a contract, from Kiper:

Antonio Pipkin, QB, Arizona Cardinals

Final Big Board rank: NR

Playing at tiny Division II Tiffin, Pipkin had 85 career touchdown passes to just 28 interceptions while completing 64.8 percent of his passes. He didn't impress at the Senior Bowl, however, and doesn't have ideal size (6-1, 225). There was some thought the Cardinals would use their first-round pick on a quarterback, but they didn't draft one. Arizona is thin behind Carson Palmer, with only Drew Stanton and Zac Dysert on the roster.

Pipkin is not even signed by the Cardinals, but instead is a player brought in for a mini-camp tryout, much like fan favorite Phillip Sims was a couple of years ago.

Pipkin will have an opportunity to show his ability and earn a shot to tryout for the team, but to see his name on here is really interesting.

Obviously this article was written before Gabbert was signed, but that doesn’t really change much, as Pipkin always had a huge journey to make this roster.