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Geo
04-26-2008, 08:32 AM
The 2008 Draft is finally here!

It's Draft weekend, and best of luck to the Arizona Cardinals in finding good players to help the team for the future.

Discuss the event here.

fenikz
04-26-2008, 08:36 PM
Wow, Love what the Cardinals did on the 1st day

16. Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie CB Tennessee States

The kid has a world full of potential and could be an all pro very soon, BC was far in away our biggest need and we went BPA imo at the spot.

50. Calais Campbell DE Miami

Huge steal right here, I have been saying it for awhile but getting a CB in the 1st and then Campbell in the 2nd would be my ultimate draft. He can play both DE spots in the 4-3 & 3-4. We have a very good and very deep rotation right now which should help our pass rush next year.

for day 2 we need a change of pace back, Jamaal Charles could be the pick in the 3rd, a punter, some o-line depth and possibly so more help in the secondary

Jensen
04-26-2008, 09:41 PM
Love the DRC pick, he was my #1 player that I wanted the Cardinals to realistically draft. Campbell I'm still a little iffy on, but if he reverts back to his soph. days then he was a huge steal.

fenikz
04-26-2008, 10:39 PM
Do you guys fell that Campbell would be best served dropping about 20 pounds of weight to regain his pass rushing edge? His sophomore year he weighed in the upper 260's and I fell that under John Lott he can return to his 06 form and could play standing up in the 3-4 at around 270.

Geo
04-26-2008, 11:22 PM
Cards took two guys with a world of potential, could really pay dividends for the team the next few years.

for day 2 we need a change of pace back, Jamaal Charles could be the pick in the 3rd
Charles couldn't ask for a better pro to learn from and watch than Edgerrin James, on how to be an all-purpose back and how to be a pro. Charles, while very talented, has some ways to go in that area, but again would be well served with a year of that type of tutelage.

Jensen
04-26-2008, 11:24 PM
Do you guys fell that Campbell would be best served dropping about 20 pounds of weight to regain his pass rushing edge? His sophomore year he weighed in the upper 260's and I fell that under John Lott he can return to his 06 form and could play standing up in the 3-4 at around 270.

Yeah, I would rather see him drop down to around 270 also. Campbell's biggest tool is his speed off the corner. It's a lot easier to utilize that speed at 270 rather than 290.

brat316
04-26-2008, 11:31 PM
I think he should add Weight and stick to 3-4 ends at 6-7 he is better suited there. He played in college by over power or a short burst. He doesn't really have that edge rusher moves.

Things Left
Speed Back- Jamal Charles, Chauncey Washington, Forestt
Olb-pass rusher Avril, Wheeler, Bruce Davis, Crable, I think we have a good chance at landing Crable or Davis
O-line-Still are looking for a LT
DB-Green has a 1 year tender.

fenikz
04-27-2008, 06:18 AM
my big board for the 3rd

1. Cliff Avril OLB Purdue
2. Jamaal Charles RB Texas
3. Dan Connor LB Penn State
4. Antwuan Molden CB Eastern Kentucky
5. Kevin Smith RB Central Florida
6. DaJuan Morgan S NC State
7. Justin King CB Penn State
8. Mario Manningham WR Michigan

fenikz
04-27-2008, 02:07 PM
2nd day hasn't been as good as the 1st but there were some solid picks

81. Early Doucet WR LSU
obviously great value here, a guy that most people had as a 1st rounder coming into the season, could start as our 3rd WR right away and if do end up losing Boldin at sometime (please no) then he could replace him.

116. Kenny Iwebema DE Iowa
Coming into this season he had a lot of people had him in the late 1st, but much like Campbell he had a poor senior season and only a decent combine. He is a great fit for 3-4 DE and it makes me wonder if they intend to stand Campbell up.

149. Timothy Hightower RB Richmond
I personally have no clue who this guy is(but i did make myself a sig) seems like a coaches pick because Graves tends to go with the big names. Looks like Shipp will be cut now to save about 2 mil in cap space.

fenikz
04-27-2008, 06:24 PM
Conference Calls

Audio: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Conference Call (http://www.azcardinals.com/video_archive/flash_standalone.php?PRKey=408)
Audio: Calais Campbell Conference Call (http://www.azcardinals.com/video_archive/flash_standalone.php?PRKey=412)
Audio: Early Doucet Conference Call (http://www.azcardinals.com/video_archive/flash_standalone.php?PRKey=417)
Audio: Kenny Iwebema Conference Call (http://www.azcardinals.com/video_archive/flash_standalone.php?PRKey=419)
Audio: Tim Hightower Conference Call (http://www.azcardinals.com/video_archive/flash_standalone.php?PRKey=422)
Audio: Chris Harrington Conference Call (http://www.azcardinals.com/video_archive/flash_standalone.php?PRKey=423)

AussieBoy
04-28-2008, 03:19 AM
Can anyone confirm if we did pick up Ali Highsmith as an UDFA?

fenikz
04-28-2008, 10:16 AM
yes we did, our UDFA so fa are

QB Anthony Morelli, OT Thaddeus Coleman, DT Keilen Dykes, G Hercules Satele, LB Ali Highsmith, DL Bryan Robinson, OL Carlton Medder

brat316
04-28-2008, 02:02 PM
MOrelli I thought we would get someone better with a cannon arm make the deep throws. I wanted Wright to go to the Cards.

Dykes is another good pick up, he will be a DE maybe DT.

GeauxSaints
04-28-2008, 03:07 PM
LB Ali Highsmith

he is going to be a solid NFL player

AussieBoy
04-28-2008, 06:09 PM
There's a couple of UDFA pickups that I'm quite impressed with including some projects for Grimm to work with. There seems a little more potential there than the normal camp fodder.

fenikz
05-01-2008, 11:27 PM
DRC's Introductory Press Conference
http://www.azcardinals.com/video_archive/flash_standalone.php?PRKey=432
http://www.fansedge.com/Images/Product/61-00/61-00171-F.jpg

AussieBoy
05-04-2008, 03:28 AM
I hope they don't charge by the letter for replica jerseys..LoL.

fenikz
05-05-2008, 02:16 AM
I really think that DRC is going to be something special. He has all the potential in the world and even better that his head is on straight, reminds me of Boldin in some ways but not as outgoing


BTW is it true that Aussie chicks dig American accents?

AussieBoy
05-06-2008, 08:29 AM
Sorry, I think they prefer the Europeans - French, Italian, you know. That Mary chick married a Danish prince, after all..Lol

fenikz
05-07-2008, 04:47 PM
aww my aussie buddy lied to me then

AussieBoy
05-07-2008, 05:19 PM
LoL.

I'll be interested to see how Scott ranks the Cards draft. From all the different opinions I've read, it seems the only knock on the Cardinals draft is the fact they didn't take a top RB. Yet some peeps are ranking them quite low, while others are giving them a good rating. Seems daft really.

Though not explosive, Edge is still productive and so far has been healthy. The O-line will be better, the team can score points, so I don't perceive why the need was as pressing as some would suggest. Yeah, he's getting old and grooming for the future is a good idea, but I don't see it as a necessity compared to the other needs.

fenikz
05-08-2008, 02:40 AM
The lowest I have seen is a B-, NFLN said we were top 5


The only RB's I wanted were Stewart and Forte both were picked before us I think we had a great draft and Hightower reminds me a lot of Forte, next year we should have a good shot at a RB in the 1st, it has a lot more mid 1st types then this year where you had your top 2 then the rest

no love
05-09-2008, 05:43 PM
It's hard to see where Calais Campbell fits in this defense. He really isn't a two-gap, 5-tech end. If they project him there, he is going to need a lot of work on technique.

And he doesn't really have the athleticism of a 3-4 OLB. If he dropped 20 lbs I could see maybe an elephant OLB, but him dropping into coverage is a liability especially when he might have to defend against a RB in the coverage, he will get smoked by the likes of Jones, Jackson and Gore, probably even worse against TE's.

RedAttack
05-11-2008, 07:38 AM
The Cardinals actually run a one gap with their DE's in the 3-4. So Campbell should be fine.

fenikz
05-12-2008, 04:06 PM
Ya, generally we use the 3-4 in strictly passing situations