Cardinals Draft 2014

The Cardinals are always in need of good players and they seem to do the worst draft picking EVER. NFL analysts said the Cardinals needed cornerbacks, safeties, offensive lineman, linebackers and a quarterback, which is definitely all true, and the Cardinals unfortunately only drafted the safety and the quarterback. They chose Logan Thomas from Virginia Tech as their QB. He is taller than most quarterbacks and can easily throw over everyone. He also is the only QB prospect that was able to throw the ball 60mph. He plays well, and the Cardinals and fans can hope that he will be the next Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick, especially since those are direct rivals and are doing really well. 

They also chose Deone Bucannon from the Saints are their strong safety. A good choice for the Cards, he is quick and a good size for a safety, although he has trouble recovering, but hopefully as he grows with the Cardinals and the NFL he will improve over time.

They picked a few wide receivers, John Brown and Walt Powell. John Brown is quite small and this may be a disadvantage for the Cards, but he plays well and is quick and will be a great back up for Fitzgerald. Walt Powell suffered a foot injury towards the end of 2013 season and was out a few games, will this also be a disadvantage for the Cards? We will have to see this fall.

They chose two defensive ends, Kareem Martin and Ed Stinson and a tight end Troy Niklas. All three great players and great size. Hopefully this year will be better for the Cardinals, especially with such a tough rivalry in the NFC West. 

NFL Draft 2014- Top Picks and Also Some Interesting Thoughts

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, another great prospect gets drafted first overall to the Houston Texans. He is a big guy standing at 6’5″ and weighing in at 266 pounds, but he is able to run quickly and will make a good addition to this teams defensive line. This is great for them because they will have an awesome defensive line this year and can hopefully do as well if not better than they did in 2012. 

Johnny Manziel, quarterback at Texas A&M, the highest prospect for the 2014 draft goes to the Cleveland Browns, will this help them win more games? What’s shocking is that he was the 22nd pick after so much speculation over him all year. I think they are still lacking a lot for their team. Regardless of getting a brand new shiny quarterback, you have to have a team that can back him up and catch the ball. We can hope for the Browns that this quarterback is worth it. Also, we can hope that Manziel will put in the work to prove himself, unlike great college quarterbacks before him like Matt Leinart. Where is he anyway? Poor guy can’t stay at one team and after bouncing around year to year from Cardinals to Texans, Raiders to Bills he is now a free agent, in case anybody wants him!

Michael Sam, DE, goes to the Rams and the whole world goes crazy. Honestly who cares about what he does in his personal time. He’s a decent player who tries hard and plays hard during each game. Although the Rams may be worried because Oprah just secured him a documentary of his life outside the Rams. They have agreed to film everywhere except the Rams facility, which may keep his head out of the game. 

Ha’Sean Clinton Dix goes to the Packers in the 20th pick overall. He is a good free safety, and he is fast. I think this is a good pick for the Packers, this will help Clay Matthews and Kuhn get some help on the defensive line. The Packers though obviously need a stronger offensive line to protect Aaron Rodger’s from getting sacked eight times in one half and I hope that they found what they are looking for in the rest of the draft. 

Plenty of interesting picks this year but these few are the most talked about, and favorites of the draft. I can’t wait until pre-season to see how everyone performs. If you have anything you’d like to add, or anyone you want to chat with me about then comment below! I would love to hear from you!