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Cards take WR Roberts in the third

Posted by Darren Urban on April 23, 2010 – 6:47 pm

The Cardinals went with a receiver in the third round, taking Andre Roberts of the Citadel. He’s 5-foot-11 but he ran a 4.46 40. He can return punts, averaging 15.5 yards a return this past season, which is a big deal since Steve Breaston will likely lose that role as he moves up to the No. 2 wideout. He also is a two-time team captain.

“I believe I am explosive, quick and elusive (on punt returns),” Roberts said, adding he has returned punts since his freshman year of high school. “I feel like I have gotten it down. … I do believe I have sure hands.”

He averaged 19 yards a return as a junior.

Roberts realizes it was the Senior Bowl and combine that jumped his stock. The Cards are looking for a No. 4 receiver after losing Anquan Boldin and Jerheme Urban this offseason.


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83 Responses to “Cards take WR Roberts in the third”

  1. By William on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I’m not a huge fan of the pick (I would have gone AO-A or Navorro Bowman) but hey, In Whiz We Trust.

  2. By dan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Pathetic pick……………..EVERSON GRIFFEN would have been my pick and thats what is should have been. Not good.

  3. By rob on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I was hoping they went with Dominique Franks
    ‘we need depth at corner

  4. By CardinalSwagger on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    His bio sounds great but I’m not completely sold on him. Well I’m not going to judge I will stay neutral for now.

  5. By mojo on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    never heard of him but I trust the Wiz

  6. By Eric on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    That punt return avg. is nice. Breaston has done a good job with punts because he has great hands, but his return avg has gone down each year. Be nice if this kid can take that role with Breaston as the No.2 WR and avg. at least 10yds

  7. By Nick on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,
    Just curious on your view of this pick. Do you think Roberts will contribute right away or was he mainly taken just for his punt return skills? If thats the case dont you think we could have gotten a guy later in the draft or sign someone for that purpose?

  8. By lg on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    i dont like this pick we needed a cb or ol a wr is useless

  9. By Travis on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Very interesting, I really didn’t see this coming this early. Didn’t we get bstone in the 5th? That either leaves bstone a big time steal or I don’t know what, still baffled.

  10. By Skiptim on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Darren –

    Lots of questions. Did you expect a receiver here? What about a TE like Dorin Dickerson or Jimmy Graham? Do you think the FO was planning on taking a receiver here, or was it the fact that other teams started going after them? Does this have more to do with punt returning or the 4th receiving slot? Danke bitte.

  11. By Jcaswellsr on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I would of taken Bruce Cambell from Maryland. We have the “Hyphen” We need O-line. Whiz, Grimm, Graves are stupid as all hell for this pick. Our O-line has been terrible for years. WASTE. I’m gonna love watching our QB’s running for their lives and RB’s getting stuffed at the line of scrimmage. Gonna be a long year. Bring it on haters. Guess we really wanna give the division to the 49ers.

  12. By bobby62914 on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Sounds a lot like Stump Mitchell to me…

  13. By CardinalFan602 on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Not bad.

  14. By justin on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    with so many good defenesive prospects still on the board at the time I think this was a not so great move. Kinda smells like a panic move in that they probably wanted shipley or decker and panicked and took the next available WR.

  15. By Don't Take Losses on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    SI has the Cards looking like geniuses. All 3 very impressive picks. Well done WhizGraves. We may be even better this year.

  16. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Nick —

    I’ll do a wrap-up blog later tonight. The pick fits a need. They have to get a punt returner, and they think this kid can be a good slot receiver.

    As for all the people who want Griffen, he doesn’t fit here I don’t think.

  17. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Skip —

    Both.

  18. By cardssunscats on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    WOW…talented special team player we got here!Great pick up Cards. All 3 great picks!!! Lets keep it rolling Sat.

  19. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Jcaswellsr —

    I’m tempted to go sarcasm here, but instead I’m going to just say, step back from the ledge. One pick — in the third round — torpedoes the season? Please …

  20. By Robert on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I like this pick and every pick, for that matter, made by the Cards. I imagine they’ll be going O-line and CB in rounds 4-7. Maybe we should have gone O-line earlier, but we’re continuing to get great value every time we pick.

  21. By dan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I want a pass rusher. Hopefully tomorrow we pull our heads out and draft Everson Griffen if available which I highly doubt, heck I’ll even take a chance on Wootten but I know we won’t draft him.

  22. By Skiptim on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    After reading up on him, I’m happy we got him. No one wanted Breaston probably when we got him, and that turned out to be a great pick. I would have liked (as would my twin) to have gotten Trindon Holliday as out punt returner later in the draft, but Andre Roberts can do that and play receiver.

    Here’s to declaring Andre Roberts as the best receiver in the NFL named Andre within a year, who’s with me?

  23. By CardsFan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    You guys who are saying this was a bad pick obviously did not watch the Senior Bowl. This kid is nasty. He works his arse off and he plays like he has something to prove. He’s spent the past four years at one of the toughest military schools in the country, so you know his work ethic is top notch. Trust me, this was a great pick.

  24. By akcard on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    fast wide reciever who can play special teams. great pick.

  25. By justin on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,

    Do u think Bowman’s off field issues stopped the cardinals from taking him?

  26. By Scott on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I am a little confused why we didn’t use this pick on a TE, or OL. Our depth at WR is one of our strengths. Hence our willingness to trade Boldin. So, I have to view this as a double edge sword. We didn’t pick a WR. We drafted the ability to let Breaston play the 2, AND drafted a good returner. And for the bonehead that thinks our OLINE sucks, pick up a state book. Most passing attempts, least sacks per…that makes them number ONE in that cat.

  27. By b0rd3rline on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    CB, OL, OLB. Getting AO-A or Ricky Sapp in the 4th would be pretty sweet. Whiz and Graves are doing a GREAT job. And why would you want Bruce Campbell? You don’t think there’s a big reason for him falling so far?

  28. By William on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Perhaps we can snag AOA in round 4.

  29. By Drake on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Never heard of him, but then again I’ve never watched Citadel Play. Since Whiz has taken over they’ve done a great job in the draft including 2010 thusfar; so I think Cardinal fans will be pleasantly surprised with this pick..

  30. By Casey on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,

    Based on your conservations with the Cards’ coaches and front office staff, do you get the sense that they see CB and Offensive Tackle as needs the same way most fans and outside analysts seem to see those two positions as needs?

    Do you really feel good about Jeremy Bridges/Brandon Keith/Herman Johnson at RT and McFadden/Toler/Adams as 2nd & 3rd CB’s?

    As fans, I think we all expected CB and OT to be addressed before wide receiver depth/punt-kick return game.

  31. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Justin —

    I think they wanted a slot receiver who returns punts.

  32. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Scott —

    Behind Fitz, Breaston and Doucet, who do the Cards have? And what happens if one gets hurt?

  33. By mike b on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Darren-

    I’m mad (not at our picks) but at the uncertainty of a QB being drafted I really thought wed use it in the third round until we gave up the pick im glad we did though the thing is I bet my fater some cards tickets on getting a QB in the draft please tell me if that is indeed possible and do you think it will be someone such as Pike or Skelton?

    -Mike

  34. By Walter L on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I’m not a fan of this pick at all. With a player like Akwasi Owusu-Ansah still available, they could have had a good punt returner and arguably a more talented player at a position of greater need. But given the recievers this team has put out in the last couple of years, I trust their decision on picking Roberts, just think it could have been addressed later. Hopefully some good players last until the 6th and 7th rounds.

  35. By Devin on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Looks to have some decent moves and above average speed in versus D1AA competition. I like him as a returner, but don’t expect him to contribute any more to the offense this season than Doucet did last year.

  36. By johnnybluenose on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    maybe roberts is the next jerry rice and our guys will look like genuises for picking him. but right now, i don’t get it. we should be getting more linemen on both sides of the ball. we can always find guys like roberts and why we would waste a 3rd round pick on such a player is a mystery to me.

  37. By Lonnie on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Bad pick- essentially we traded Boldin for an unproven guy from the Citadel. I have no issue trading Boldin. But you know what kind of seasoned WR you could’ve got in trade for a 3rd? I mean what did the 49ers give up for Ginn in an effort to get a PR/KR? A 5th? I’d take Ginn over this guy and we gave up a 3rd. Stupid!!!!

  38. By Ryan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    i do not know much about this guy. i liked what i saw in the video they showed. it was impressive. but i trust the great wiz. he is the cards best coach ever. he turned this team around. tlets see if we can do something with andre roberts. lets hope hes great.

  39. By dan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Your right Darren, Everson Griffen doesn’t fit here in the Cardinals eyes. I guess we don’t have the kind of scheme to fit in Griffen…hehe! The guy can run and put pressure on the QB, sounds good to me.

  40. By Jeff on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    It seems to me the last person to come out of The Citadel and landed with the Cardinals was another virtual unknown who had a quite productive stay with the Cardinals organization. His name was Stump Mitchell, and I’ll bet he still has some Cardinal all-purpose rushing records. Give Roberts a chance,you might be suprised!

  41. By Ryan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    who is our 4th WR? nobody good so i change my mind he was a decent pick

  42. By dave on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I love how everyone was soo fine with rounds one and two and just because we take a wr in round three, something we need, everyone goes into tantrum mode. Get over it.

  43. By BACK IN THE DAY FAN on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    all u hater need to understand breaston was a 3rd round pick if u know any thing about football we have three years with wiz so have some respect the only coach to take to win the divison 2 years ,nfc champ and the super bowl let the wiz will do his job and u do urs by showing up to every home game real card fans please stand up

  44. By Don't Take Losses on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    For anyone who has doubts or just wants a detailed write up on Roberts go to the USAToday analysis. One of best punt returners in draft, top receiver hands, 4.4 speed and took direct snaps in wildcat. Averaged 6.36 catches per gam OVER 45 games. A prolific weapon:

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/graphics/2010/nfl-draft/flash.htm

  45. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    You can’t have enough depth at the WR position. How many complete seasons did Anquan Boldin play out of his seven?

    Answer: 2.

    The Cards seem to have a knack for drafting “good” wideouts. I’m not disappointed in the least with the pick. In Whiz we trust.

  46. By maccabeach on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    free agent is still there so no worried for TE and OL…

  47. By Skiptim on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe a big part of taking him right there was the abundance of receivers being taken. Look at how many receivers were taken in the picks leading up to our last one there. They were flying off, and Andre Roberts was obviously someone they liked. He can return punts, and he should be a good 4th wide receiver. Maybe there are some CBs still around that the FO likes a lot. Maybe they trade up for a CB they like, we shall see. Either way, I am happy with the pick. (maybe Dorin Dickerson is still a possibility, assuming he can block well enough)

  48. By AZfAn808 on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Darren-

    Do you think the Cards will look to FA to address there lack of corner? one might argue that we did not put pressure on the Qb but lets be honest on Third Down some of our corners were picked on out there.

  49. By brazilian fan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    darren… don’t you think it’s time to go OL? T more specifically? do ya think they’ll go later or the coaches trust the guys they have? without forgetting all the other positions yet to be adressed.
    and what a heck of a job these guys are doing out there. amazing job whiz, graves, scouts, everybody… including you, darren… you must be working like hell. thanks

  50. By Brian R. on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    We shouldve kept Jerheme Urban.

  51. By mike b on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    question for you darren after the draft can you post the top 120 board for us card fans to see just where we could have taken someone or no? and another random question that I have posted ubove I want us to draft Pike or Skelton where will that be in the 4th round or later? (Cards bet depends on it)

  52. By lwwahoo on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I like this pick, this kid was very productive and a team leader. Looking at him he looks like an SEC WR and looks better than Early Doucet looked coming out of LSU.

    By the way, most critics did have WR as one of the Cards top three needs along with NT and ILB so the Cards of adressed all three. I will agree though that the Cards need to think about trading up if they see a kid that they really like at CB. That being said this is a deep Draft with lots of young talent to be had.

  53. By Justin on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    The people that are pining over Griffen must not understand what a 3-4 defense is. Our OLBs are our pass rushers. We just signed Joey Porter, we still have Cody Brown & Will Davis (last year’s draft picks), we now have the draft pick Washington. These guys are gonna assist our interior of Dockett, Round 1 pick Williams & Campbell. There will be heat on the QB for sure this season. Griffen doesn’t fit in our scheme and you can’t spend your 1st 3 picks on the front 7. We absolutely needed another WR and this guy looks great. People should stop focusing on Mel Kiper’s “best available” and instead start believing in The Whiz. Just because you haven’t heard of him or he went to a small school doesn’t mean he won’t pan out. How many of you honestly had heard of DRC before we drafted him? Thanks Darren for all the updates. Go Cards!

  54. By SeeingRed on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t know where some of these fans are getting their fascination with picking up an OL or TE??? If they hadn’t noticed we lost some HUGE core guys this offseason and now have a strong need to fill holes on defense (LB in particular) and WR (we lost Urban and some guy name Boldin…). We are as deep at OL that we have been in since I can remember and TE is solid enough that u dont need to pick one up this early, if at all in the draft. Love the picks so far and hope we can go defense again in 4th and QB/WR in 6th and 7th. GO CARDS

  55. By DRC#1fan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    WOW!!! We got eveerything we needed. This guy is seriously very very good. A class act to the highest degree. He has been an alll american and started every game since… well, since he played football in pee wee leagues. he has always been on winning teams and been in the all star games and has mvps in big games. this guy is the real deal. Q came out of the third round… he was short… hmmm… this guy is like Q and Hyphens baby.. lol. seriously. with high class. great pick./!!!!

  56. By K-DUB on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,

    What happened to Bruce Campbell or Everson Griffen?

  57. By Saltman on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    i’m sure he was 13th on the Cardinal draft board, right behind Williams and Washington.

  58. By DRC#1fan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    hey Darren.

    You shy at draft picks and what not. but, as one who reads this all the time, you hit the nail on the head. you reported what whiz and graves wanted and well, here they are. I love how you dont give sure predictions and only report facts, its awesome. but I have to say you called it. you really did. good job!! I have to say I wanted Dez Bryant and would of lost my 3rd pick for him. thank god I’m not the cards GM… lol.

  59. By CJ on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Underrated WR!!! Andre has great hands.He better than Jerheme Urban.Urban always lost the ball. Andre is small Bolden in the making.

  60. By CJ on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    But will stay healty.

  61. By Nicholas B on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    OK…for everybody who thinks we should have taken an OL in the 3rd round, actually look at the roster…and think about it…the Cardinals have young OL, Herman Johnson, and Brandon Keith. They also bought in Rex Hadnot to compete with the starters. Correct me if I’m wrong, Levi Brown, Duece Lutui, and Lyle Sendlein aren’t older vets. Then you look at the TEs, I believe Ben Patrick is a solid TE, can start for the Cardinals for years., who happens to also be young, with two vets behind him. Then you look at WR, Fitzgerald, Breaston, Doucet……then who??…Edward Gant?..Onrea Jones?..Darren Mougey?….The Cardinals at times use a 4 WR set, sometimes 5 WR set…and you all don’t think they should have drafted a WR??….give me a break…I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t want the #2 WR returning punts this year…this is a solid pick…he can be a special teams player…return punts, and earn playing time as a WR….reminds me of a 5th round pick during Whiz first year here….BREASTON….everybody bashed on that pick…he was “raw” come on people, Whiz/Graves know what they are doing…I LOVE all three picks they have made…I don’t have a problem with them trading up….wouldn’t you all rather have quality than quanity??….They went for Washington cause they felt he fit this team for what they are looking for, for the kind of defense they run….and for all of those that wanted a CB here….I feel WR was more of a pressing need…a CB is only so good when there is NO pressure on the QB…hense they drafted Dan Williams in round one to help Dockett/Campbell get to the QB…hense them signing Joey Porter…the secondary is solid…DRC, Toler (both very young solid CBs for years to come)…McFadden as a Nickel CB, Wilson, Rhodes….then in a dime package…bring in Ware…move Wilson up by the line…before you all completely flip out, or lash out…actually realize that Whiz/Graves know what they are doing…and are drafting players that they believe will fit in there system….that said…every player won’t be sucessful, the NFL Draft is always a gamble…but they got two of the top defenders on there board…then got a WR/PR/ST player in the 3rd round…during the draft coverage on the NFL Network….Jon Gruden said the Cardinals got a “steal” in Andre Roberts…just let them draft….going into the draft, I thought they need to get the best available players, I felt there biggest needs were: ILB, DT, OLB, WR, but always take the best player available…well after 3 picks, they addressed 3 of the 4 needs they had…don’t forget they have Cody Brown coming back this year…he fills the need of OLB….go figure…maybe Whiz/Graves actually know what they are doing…WOW….I mean, they barely missed the playoffs Whiz first year here, then won back to back division titles, should win it again this year….I believe Matt Lienart will do really well this year, and get a long term contract…then Arizona will be set for years with all this young talent…keep drafting the best players on your board that fit your system…GOOD JOB Whiz/Graves…QUALITY over QUANITY….I would rather trade up and get a good player that fits the system…then two players that may be decent that might not fit the system…

    -Nick

  62. By Jesse Robles on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Great pick here, needed a 4th WR and PR, 2 for 1 just like Breaston. Hopefully he has more returns for TD’s then Breaston did.

  63. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Mike B —

    They’re not going to let me post the top 120 board. I am a little surprised Whiz has been so open about where the two defenders were on it in the first place. I don’t know if they are going to take a QB, period. I doubt it will be the fourth round, but we’ll know by 8:30 tomorrow morning.

  64. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    K-Dub —

    Well, 32 NFL teams have deemed them less than top three-round picks.

  65. By smokedrew on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    THIS PICK SUCKS. A WR??? FOR WHAT WE HAVE RECEIVERS. WE NEED DEFENSIVE HELP AS WELL AS OFFENSIVE LINE HELP. HELL WE HAVE MORE OF A NEED AT QB THAN WE DO AT RECEIVER. THIS SUCKS!!!!

  66. By John on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    How do I feel about this pick? Really, I’m not sure.At first I hated it. But truth be told, Doucet has had a history of injuries and the way he plays, could lead to more. I think Roberts has talent and is a nice addition.But I also love CB AOA, TE Dorin Dickerson, and OLB Ricky Sapp.

    So, was this our best choice? Would picks of AO-A and Ricky Sapp in the 3rd and 4th make more sense? And what about that QB? Here is what I think the front office sees.

    First and second round filled our obvious needs at NT and ILB. The 3rd round pick added depth where they felt we were lacking.

    OL= I think the team brought in vets for depth and are happy with who we have.= No OL to be picked.

    OLB= with the addition of Porter, I think they want to see the development of the young guys Brown and Davis= OLB picked in 7th

    TE= we have 4 TE’s on the roster and Ben Patrick can get the job done= No TE drafted.

    CB= Toler starts and Mcfadden is the nickle, not a huge need in their eyes. = Could see a CB in the 4th

    QB= they want a young guy to develop= expect a QB in round 4 or 6.

    Here is what I want the rest of the draft to go.
    4th round = CB AOA.
    6th round = QB Zac Robinson
    7th round = OLB Dexter Davis

  67. By logan cooper on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    This draft has been so solid.
    None of us could have dreamed it up better so far.
    Dan williams and Darryl washington, both guys they were going to pick in the first round. Unbelievable. Love it.

    I dont know much about Andre Roberts so i will have no comment. I have like what i have read so far. I love his open field ability.

    Ottis, thank you for always bringing all these nuts back to earth.

  68. By mike b on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Darren- thanks for clearing that up by next morning i will know if I should pay for my dads card ticket lol but its okay I don’t mind its just the fan in me wanting a three QB package who know we might get a rookie in free agency you never know with these things….

  69. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    AZFAn —

    I think they still have three draft picks before we worry about free agency.

  70. By dan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    As for Cody Brown, not sure about that pick from last year. I know he got hurt early but he wasn’t doing much for me. Hopefully he can pan out but so far I think I have a better eye for pass rushers than the Cardinals do. I would have swapped #1s and traded both 3’s for Derrick Morgan.

  71. By Adrian on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    All you people cutting up Andre need to relax. Look at what he did in the Senior bowl against top end talent. He was one of the top 3 players in the game. ESPN, NFL Network, and SI all have ranked the Cards performance in the draft thus far as one of the best, only behind Seattle, Green Bay and maybe Cleveland. Their top three needs are filled and we still have three rounds to go. Andre will come in and grab 300-400 yards and split returns with Breston that’s all you can ask of him in year 1 considering his size, route running, and background he is going to need at least a year to become an every down receiver.

    Tomorrow Keim, Graves and Wiz will do exactly what they have done over the last four years; find talent and value in late round picks. Stephins Howling and Toler last year, Hightower in 08, and Breston and Patrick in 07. Other then Howling, all have started for the Cards at some point and all were picked in the 4th round or later.

    Tomorrow i expect we will see more sleepers and players who are flying under the radar, and i’am fine with that, because since 06 no team in the NFL has turned out more starters from the NFL Draft then the Arizona Cardinals. The cardinals are the best of the best when it comes to drafting in the last five years and if they find another kid from a DII school who they think can play i have no problem with drafting him, and you people should’nt either.

  72. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Dan —

    Yes, there was some chatter around the complex they needed to hire you as a scout. Your resume is amazing.

  73. By dan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    What about Geno Atkins?

  74. By darrenurban on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Dan —

    Don’t see them taking another DL.

  75. By FaithinCards on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I love how many people have so little faith in OUR TEAM! I know most people are blinded by the past. But it is time to start looking at the recent past, and the present. This orginization has made tremendous changes for the better. We are a team that is going to be a force for a while. We need to trust in Michael Bidwell, Rod Graves, and the Whiz. I can’t wait to win our division for the 3rd year in a row. Then let’s hear your complaints!

  76. By zelfer on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Whiz regualr season record since he been here 8-8,
    9-7 and 10-6 two NFC West title one NFC championship and a Super Bowl birth. I beleive he has a plan with this pick. lets keep the faith.

  77. By gmoney on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I seriously can’t even believe that there are Cardinal fans who think they know more football than Ken Whisenhunt

  78. By shannonrobinson on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    DTLosses – thanks for the good intel on A Roberts
    Ottis – once again excellent Cards History; I’d give a lot to see another Stump Mitchell carry the rock.
    Folks, this guy is a speed receiver with great hands. Speed separates coverage and without a 4.4 guy who can catch, the defense can smother Fitz, as we’ve seen. This guy takes pride in returning punts – one of the greatest plays in football. CB is deep this year so don’t panic. Good QB’s will be available at the 6th round (I like Kafka, but there’s others like Skelton) Finally you have Grimm’s Pick at #7 he’ll take a great OL prospect we can hide on the practice squad or my choice : Cody Grimm, an OLB with heart and a certain genetic line..

  79. By Ditship on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Panic Move? Really? I always find it funny when people say that a draft pick is a panic move just because the team doesn’t take the pick they think they should. I’m excited about this pick because of the fact I’ve never heard of this guy. I remember everyone crying and freaking out about Hightower 2 years ago and he seemd to do pretty darn good. IN WHIZ & GRAVES I TRUST. Put a winner on the field boys!

  80. By Ditship on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Darren-

    I also wanted to add that your comments are great and always appreciated. My favorite in this group was Dan’s Scouting Resume.

    You rock!

  81. By TucsonTim on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Urban could easily have been replaced by an undrafted FA so this is really a 3rd round pick for a punt returner. I hope the confidence in our defense is justified.

  82. By Ian on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    So much negativity. Did you forget we won back to back division titles? Under current management we have been kicking you know what and taking names. Keep doing it the right way Whiz! In the Whiz-ard of AZ we trust!

  83. By Doug on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Who the hell is John Skelton? The Cards sure didn’t take care of Q.B. with this pick. They needed someone to push Leinert to become something other than the big flop he has been……

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