Quick Hits With The Arizona Cardinals – 5/2 Edition


If you haven’t had enough of the 2015 NFL draft already, no need to worry. Rounds 4-7 will take place in Chicago beginning at 12:00 eastern. Until then, enjoy the latest news on the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals select RB David Johnson in third roundby Arizona Sports

"On the Cardinals, Johnson will compete with a running back corps that includes Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and Kerwynn Williams. The Cardinals only gained 1,308 yards on the ground last season, second-worst in the NFL. Also, the team’s 3.3 yards per carry was the lowest mark in the league."

Linebacker needs addressed by Cardinals with selection of Markus Goldenby azcentral sports

"Golden has a reputation for playing hard at all times and was an effective pass rusher. Some scouting services, however, predicted Golden would be taken in the mid-rounds.He could fill a need for the Cardinals, who are thin at outside linebacker and need to upgrade their pass rush.Golden recorded 10 sacks and 20 tackles for loss last season."

First-round pick D.J. Humphries gives credit to his fatherBob Baum of San Francisco Chronicle

"The Arizona Cardinals made the 6-foot-5, 325-pound offensive tackle the 24th overall pick in the draft Thursday night, and he was introduced at a news conference at Cardinals headquarters Friday. Afterward, he talked about his father’s tough love.“I think it was because he was so young, a lot of stuff, he didn’t know any better,” Humphries said. “Crack the whip, that was his answer to a lot of stuff. I feel like it made me who I am today, but he was definitely hard on me.”"

Arizona trades with Baltimore, receives fifth-round pick on Saturdayby Arizona Sports

"On Friday, the Cardinals traded the 55th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft to the Baltimore Ravens for the 58th pick and a fifth-round selection.This means the Cardinals will make back-to-back selections — No. 158 and No. 159 — in the middle of the fifth round on Saturday."