Up until the 2014 NFL draft, I will be taking a look around the league at each NFL team and analyzing their situations leading up to the draft. This page will contain my individual team analysis leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, and I will be providing periodic updates over the next few months. Be sure to check out my actual 2014 NFL Mock Draft predictions as well, in addition to the analysis I'll be providing for all 30 NFL teams and their potential draft needs.
2014 NFL Mock Draft Analysis - Arizona Cardinals
Top Free Agents
LB – Karlos Dansby
RT – Eric Winston
WR – Andre Roberts
SS – Yeremiah Bell
Biggest Team Needs
Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Linebacker (both inside LB and outside LB)
Top NFL Draft Targets
The Cardinals are going to finish right in the middle of the draft. Khalil Mack (OLB, Buffalo) would be a solid young potential starter at LB. They could pull the trigger on a potential franchise QB like David Fales (QB, San Jose State) or Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon) however it’s more likely they pull the trigger on an offensive linemen like James Hurst (OT, UNC) if they are not looking to rebuild. The Cardinals are more likely to go the route of Kansas City (signing of Alex Smith) over Minnesota (drafting Christian Ponder) in terms of strategy at the QB position.