Quick Hits With The Arizona Cardinals – 5/3 Edition


The Arizona Cardinals welcomed in several new players from the 2015 NFL draft. Now, Bruce Arians and his team can look forward to the start of the 2015 season. Here is the latest news surrounding the Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals end draft with “Mr. Irrelevant” pickFrank Schwab of Yahoo Sports

"It’s probably better to be the last pick of the NFL draft rather than the second-to-last pick. At least the last pick gets a party in his honor in California.“Mr. Irrelevant” is a longstanding NFL draft tradition, a dubious honor for the final pick of the NFL draft. The Arizona Cardinals had pick No. 256 in the seventh round, the last pick this year. They took Gerald Christian, a tight end from Louisville."

Cards land fastest player in the draft, J.j. NelsonAdam Green of Arizona Sports

"t’s no secret pure speed is Nelson’s greatest selling point. At 5-foot-10 and 156 pounds he’s certainly slight of build, but that did not stop him from piling up impressive numbers while a UAB Blazer.He finished college tied for fifth all-time at UAB with 116 receptions, and ranked third in receiving yardage at 2,273. He averaged 19.6 yards per catch, and his 20 receiving touchdowns are tied for third-most in school history."

Breakdown of Rodney GunterIan Wharton of Bleacher Report

"Arizona needed a developmental player for its front seven. Gunter is certainly a developmental talent, and so much so that this pick seems like a huge reach. Gunter has good size at 6’4” and 298 pounds, but coming from Delaware State, he will be facing a major jump in competition.How well was Gunter known in scouting circles? Not at all. NFL draft experts were scratching their heads on social media after the pick. That doesn’t mean Gunter is not a good player, but the Cardinals seemingly took him way too early."

Arizona Cardinals Draft Wrap UpJosh Weinfuss of ESPN

"D.J. Humphries might have the skills, but when Arizona selected an offensive tackle with the 24th overall pick, a few heads turned. With all the other issues Arizona needed to address this draft, taking a tackle — a position that wasn’t a high priority — was unexpected. Bobby Massie, last season’s starting right tackle, wasn’t an elite offensive lineman, but he wasn’t awful, either. When he was beaten, however, it was ugly. Unless there are other wheels in motion behind the scenes, taking Humphries in the first round was the Cardinals’ most surprising move."