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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals draft primer, looking to make a deal, exercise Humphries option and more

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy NFL Draft eve one and all. The Arizona Cardinals will be picking 15th in the 2018 NFL Draft... We think.

With the rumors circulating about a potential move up, with the names creeping out about who they like, and with the entire draft a complete unknown, the news is the best way to start your day.

Cardinals reportedly to exercise 5th-year option on LT D.J. Humphries | Cards Wire
The move will pay Humphries more than $9.6 million in salary in 2019.

5 players the Cardinals reportedly will consider with their 1st-round pick | Cards Wire
Three probably won't be on the board, one is a question mark and one makes a lot of sense.

Cardinals to announce Day 3 draft picks in Winslow, Arizona | Cards Wire
The NFL takes Day 3 of the draft on the road again.

In one final Cardinals mock draft, Cardinals don’t get QB until Round 3 | Cards Wire
One final fan-lead mock draft for your eyes before Thursday night . . .

Cardinals reportedly ‘making a lot of noise about moving up’ in draft | Cards Wire
They have been making calls to teams ahead of them in the draft.

Cardinals' 2018 Draft Primer: Defense
Cornerback viewed as the biggest need on defensive side of the ball

Other Places Cardinals Can Look Besides QB
If team stays at 15, there are many different directions to go

Cardinals Blogs
The draft from Winslow, Az (and a draft show)

Could Arizona Cardinals trade into top five? It'll cost them - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The bounty to trade into the top five would be demanding, according to our NFL reporters, and require Arizona to mortgage this draft and future picks.

Ranking all 36 of Steve Keim's Arizona Cardinals draft picks
Steve Keim has engineered five different NFL Drafts for the Arizona Cardinals. Here's a ranking of all 36 players the Birdgang has selected during his tenure.

Mayock: Josh Allen is the pick if Cardinals move up in NFL Draft
Despite signing quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon, speculation of the Arizona Cardinals trading up in the 2018 NFL Draft remains intact.

NFL Draft: The Cardinals' quarterback options could be limited by 15th pick
Days out from the 2018 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals have time to plan for big decisions -- or big moves.

NFL Draft 2018: Cardinals making calls about trading up, per report
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the Arizona Cardinals have been making calls to determine if they want to trade up in the 2018 NFL Draft to select a quarterback.

Sam Bradford's arrival with Cards seems awfully similar to Carson Palmer's
Sam Bradford hopes things go as well for him with the Arizona Cardinals as they did for retired quarterback Carson Palmer.