Quick Hits With The Arizona Cardinals – 5/1 Edition
The first round of the 2015 NFL draft is now done and over with. Arizona selected offensive tackle D.J. Humphries with the 24th pick last night. As we continue into the phase of the draft, check out the latest news pertaining to the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals draft offensive tackle D.J. Humphries – Kent Somers of azcentral.com
"The Cardinals said they didn’t need to fill immediate needs in the draft, and they backed that up in the first round Thursday evening.They selected Florida offensive tackle D.J. Humphries, even though the Cardinals’ two starting offensive tackles, Jared Veldheer and Bobby Massie, played well a year ago.Humphries likely will compete with Massie for the starting right tackle job this season. If Humphries wins it, it could make Massie expendable via trade. If Humphries isn’t ready, he can sit for a year and learn"
Cardinals GM Steve Keim is growing into his role – Josh Weinfuss of ESPN
"Keim is now the Cardinals general manager, entering his third NFL draft. Instead of crisscrossing the country as a scout, Keim is settled in Arizona, having traded in hotel rooms for a plush leather chair at the head of the table.Keim’s role has changed as general manager. He enters the evaluation process later than in the past because he’s working on free agency. He no longer goes to the NFL scouting combine knowing every player in the draft. He plays catch-up when it’s time to evaluate the third-day players."
A look at the Arizona Cardinals’ draft hats – by Arizona Sports
"If a player does indeed walk onto the stage to hold up a red jersey along with Commissioner Roger Goodell, they’ll be wearing this year’s Cardinals Draft hat."
Could Eric Rowe be Arizona’s second round pick? – Steve Smith of sportsmedia101.com
"According to football scouts, Rowe’s strengths are: Tall cornerback with long frame. Has the ability to disrupt wide receivers off the line of scrimmage and can mirror them out of their release. Jams and disrupts shallow crossers. Will throw his body around in run support if needed. Solid tackler. Attacks ball at catch point and makes it hard for receiver to finish the catch. Was a three-year starter at free safety before moving to cornerback this year. Can break hard on throws in front of him. Instinctive in zone with ball skills to match."