2011 NFL Draft Round 1: Arizona Cardinals

In their first year without Kurt Warner, the Arizona Cardinals earned the No. 5 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft after finishing 5-11 last season. Their passing game ranked 31st in 2010 (182.6 yards per game) and are in desperate need of a quarterback.

It’s clear John Skelton and Max Hall are far from the answer at quarterback–although there’s always potential. If available, the Cardinals need to snag Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert at No. 5. While he threw for just 3,186 yards to go along with 16 touchdowns in 2010, Gabbert seems to be the most skilled quarterback from this year’s class and could benefit from having Larry Fitzgerald as his top target.


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