2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects the Arizona Cardinals Must Target

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects the Arizona Cardinals Must Target

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In the 2013 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals saw massive improvement under new head coach Bruce Arians. Going into the 2014 season, the team is going to be looking to improve even further, and in order to do that, it's imperative that they nail the later stages of the NFL Draft. That said, ladies and gentlemen, here are five day two prospects the Cardinals must target in the draft.

5. Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Austin Seferian-Jenkins
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5. Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Austin Seferian-Jenkins
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Although the team signed John Carlson, there is still quite a need at the tight end position. Austin Seferian-Jenkins has health concerns, but his explosiveness and catching ability could make him a valuable part of the Cardinals' offense.

4. Tre Mason

Tre Mason
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4. Tre Mason

Tre Mason
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Although Andre Ellington is a fine young running back, the Cardinals still have a need at the position. Yes, they signed Jonathan Dwyer in free agency, but if the Cardinals really want to improve, they would be wise to target Tre Mason on the draft’s second day.

3. Deone Bucannon

Deone Bucannon
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3. Deone Bucannon

Deone Bucannon
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Although the Cardinals possess one of the best cornerback tandems in the entire league with Patrick Patterson and Antonio Cromartie, the strong safety spot is a different story. Tony Jefferson isn’t an NFL-caliber starter, leaving a big hole at the position. Deone Bucannon of Washington State has the potential to be the best strong safety in this class, and he would help the Cardinals tremendously.

2. Trevor Reilly

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2. Trevor Reilly

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With John Abraham another year older and Sam Acho in the last year of his rookie contract, the Cardinals need to add more talent at the position in this year’s draft. Trevor Reilly is a raw prospect right now, but he has intriguing athleticism and the potential to become a solid starter.

1. Antonio Richardson

Antonio Richardson
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1. Antonio Richardson

Antonio Richardson
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The signing of Jared Veldheer in free agency gave the Cardinals a fantastic left tackle. However, on the other side of the line, the right tackle position remains a big question mark. Antonio Richardson has fantastic size and potential, and it’s just a matter of getting the right coaching before he is one of the best young tackles in the league.


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