These guys can play.
With the additions of offensive guard Jonathan Cooper, inside linebacker Kevin Minter and now-free safety Tyrann Mathieu, general manager Steve Keim made one of the bigger splashes of all new GMs picking in their inaugural draft.
Day 3 additions of now-outside linebacker Alex Okafor and running backs Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington prove Keim means business when drafting. What was left off the list of Cardinals’ draftees proves he is the perfect man for the job.
Keim did not draft a quarterback.
He told Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com he still believes in “drafting a quarterback every year,” but he said this year presented a different situation:
The difference is that our two draft choices came through free agency with Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton. So we didn’t feel like that was a necessary move that we needed to make. Quite frankly, the way the board shook out, the quarterback at no point was the top player on our board. So it made the decision [to pass on them] quite easy.
Taking into consideration every move this offseason, here is an initial depth chart for your Arizona Cardinals.