Debate On Who the Cardinals Should Take With First Round Pick

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It almost seemed like a forgone conclusion a month, two months ago that the Arizona Cardinals were going to take a quarterback with the number five pick in the draft.  Now, it seems everyone wants to be the expert and say the Cards will actually go in a different direction in the draft early on.  That may be so, it all depends how the rest of the roster moves take place before hand.

There were all kinds of quarterback names being thrown around as soon as the season ended.  Now on most mock drafts, you can only find Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton going in the first round.  What happened to Ryan MallettJack Locker?  Hard to say, but their stock has seemed to fall a bit since January.

Now there is much talk that the Cards will go with OLB Von Miller.  Of course that may still happen, however, pardon the pun, it will depend on how the cards fall.  I'm still not convinced they will do anything but draft a quarterback with the first round pick, even if they do pick up a free agent or trade for someone.  The only quarterback I could see changing a draft direction would be Kevin Kolb.  If they pick him up, I see no reason to go quarterback with the five pick. What do you think?

Who should the Cardinals take with the #5 pick (if available)?

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Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Jack Locker, Ryan Mallett, Von Miller

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  • Jeremy Roemmich

    Von Miller, and if he is off the board, I’d take Prince Amukamara. There isn’t a quarterback in this draft that should be touched before the middle of the second round. The top of this draft is stackedwith defensive talent, and while defense isn’t a sexy pick, who would you have rather drafted in the top end of the 2006 Draft? Vince Young, and Reggie Bush have played out as disappointments. Mario Williams, and AJ Hawk have proven themselves as elite defenders in the league.

    It might not be sexy to draft a defensive player in the top five, or ten picks, but that’s the way this year’s draft class is built. Youdon’t want to waste a pic on someone who is going to be a disappointment, simply because you feel like you need to draft a certain posistion. Especially when Devlin, and Dalton are both going to be availible much much later in the draft.

    • Kenny

      You can’t just use the 2006 draft as an example of why to take a defensive pick. Every draft has plenty of top picks from the offense and defense that are great or horrible. The Cardinals have three needs to meet and that is QB, pass rusher, and adding another shutdown CB. While they could reach for a QB there are only two picks that make sense for them and that is either Patrick Peterson or Von Miller. I would take Peterson before Miller.

  • todd

    why go with peterson over miller? we NEED a pass rush, we dont NEED the corner. not saying we couldn’t use PP (he’s an animal) but when talking about our 1st rnd #5 pick?!…ya gotta go with von “killer” miller.

  • Scott Allen

    Todd, Kenny, Jeremy…your guesses are as good as mine…Bring it on!