So…five out of nine Arizona players in the NFL isn’t bad is it? The first Arizona State and Arizona players picked were the ones expected to be, in Brock Osweiler and Nick Foles. The final three chosen were cornerback Omar Bolden, who went to the Broncos in the fourth round, wide receiver Juron Criner, who went to the Raiders in the fifth round as a compensatory selection.
Just when Cardinals fans thought the offensive line would become an afterthought in the draft, it quickly became a focal point, as the team took linemen with their fourth and fifth round picks. The club didn’t stop there. They ended their portion of the draft by selecting another tackle in the seventh round, Nate Potter from Boise State.
What a whirlwind matter of hours it’s been for Michael Floyd…This is the life of a 22-year old football player who was just drafted by the Cardinals: you’re right in the middle of the glitz and glamour of Radio City Music Hall one evening, and in Arizona the next day meeting the Cardinals brass and the media.
There was so much speculation going around with the Cardinals facility on whether or not they would keep the 13th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. After all, there was so much wheeling and dealing going on ahead of them that they could’ve made their pick and no one would’ve noticed. That’s how crazy it was leading up to their time on the clock.