2011 NFL Draft Coverage: Who Should the Arizona Cardinals Take at No. 5?

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2011 NFL Draft Coverage: Who Should the Arizona Cardinals Take at No. 5?
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As draft day approaches, questions are flying left and right. Who is going No. 1? Which quarterback will go off the board first? Who is the most NFL-ready prospect?

The real question for Arizona is who is the best possible prospect it can take with the No. 5 pick who will step in immediately and be an instant impact type of player?

There is a lot of potential star players in this year's draft, but Arizona clearly needs more than just one of them. With the retirement of Kurt Warner a year ago and the trade of Anquan Boldin, this team showed just how much those two players were missed.

Also play in how successful Sam Bradford was for St. Louis, and this division suddenly seems top-heavy. If Arizona is going to compete in it next season, it will need to find a playmaker for two reasons. First, in order to keep Larry Fitzgerald around, the Cardinals will need a quarterback who can get him the ball. Second, they have had a few years worth of success, and if they want to continue the trend, they need to keep up with the teams around them and draft high-caliber players.

Here are some potential players that Arizona can target at No. 5.

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