Arizona Cardinals Should Wait on QB in 2013 NFL Draft

By Jeric Griffin
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The Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback. If I had a dime for every time I heard that, I’d on vacation in Hawaii right now. The Cardinals also have a top 10 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft (another annual part of Arizona’s football situation) but there are no quarterbacks worth drafting at No. 7 overall. However, there are several quarterbacks who might be huge steals in the second round and Arizona would be wise to wait until at least that point to take a signal-caller.

That really allows the Cardinals to kill two birds with one stone (no pun intended) because a top 10 pick is a great thing to have, especially when a team knows that quality players will be available later at its position of greatest need. Arizona needs help on the offensive line to protect whoever it brings in to throw the ball and there are a ton of solid options early.

Texas A&M‘s Luke Joeckel will likely be gone by the seventh pick, but Central Michigan‘s Eric Fisher should still be there and he’d be a super pick for Arizona at No. 7.

Arizona should have three quarterbacks on its radar when the 38th overall pick comes around: ArkansasTyler Wilson, USC‘s Matt Barkley and North Carolina State‘s Mike Glennon. Neither of these players are ready to make the Cardinals playoff contenders in 2013, but with a couple of years under new head coach Bruce Arians, that could change.

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