Arizona Cardinals: Ranking the Quarterback Prospects


Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) during the game against the UCLA Bruins in the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

With the draft just three days away there is a lot of speculation that the Arizona Cardinals will be looking to take a quarterback.  I’m not sold on the idea but it is certainly a possibility.  I can’t see them reaching for one in the first round unless it is one of the top three guys.  I don’t see the top three falling down to 20.  The Cards may be better served drafting a guy in the later rounds.

Top five possibilities:

Blake Bortels – This many one of only a couple of guys that if he were to fall to 20 (which he won’t), the Cards could end up taking in the first round.  Then again, we never though Matt Leinart would fall to 10 in 2006.

Derek Carr – Probably the best pure passer in the draft.  He has been linked in mock drafts to be taken by the Cards at 20.  I’m not sold on the idea.

Zach Mettenberger – If the Cards wait until the second or third round, this could be your man.  There was a lot of early off-season speculation the Cards liked Mettenberger or at least would fit the Cards offensive system.

Aaron Murray – He is a guy I actually like a little more than Carr.  Murray has been recovering from injury.  However he doesn’t turn the ball over and I like his game a lot.  He would be a perfect fourth or fifth round pick.

Logan Thomas – Don’t close your eyes on this guy.  The Cards took a good look at him a couple of months ago.  It could have been a smoke screen but I didn’t see too many guys the Cards were in the news for looking at like they did Thomas.  He also would make a great fifth round pick.