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Seth Cox

News and notes from 2021 NFL Free Agency and Draft from the Los Angeles Rams

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Happy Sunday one and all.

We are finally heading towards the 2021 NFL Draft, which means it is time to check in with the NFC West to see what is going on.

Let’s start things off with a look at the Los Angeles Rams from Turf Show Times.

2021 NFL Draft: Why did PFF rank WR Josh Palmer so high? - Turf Show Times
You just need to make a good first impression these days

NFL exec: Rams fleeced rest of league with Matt Stafford...

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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals could have choice of pass rushers in 2021 NFL Draft, Kyler Murray looks at new uniforms and more

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday one and all.

We are into a new week and heading into the heat of the 2021 NFL Draft. Which means we have plenty to discuss to start your week from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals.

Let’s get to it.

Pass-Rusher Prospects Could Get First-Round Look From Cardinals
Mentorship from Chandler Jones, J.J. Watt would be valuable to a rookie addition

Cardinals Cover 2 - The NFL Draft Countdown Begins
Ep. 412 - Three weeks from today is the 2021 NFL...

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If the Arizona Cardinals don’t go running back early, can they get one late?

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The debate on what the Arizona Cardinals should or should not do with the 16th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft focus’ quite a bit on value.

One of the biggest questions is can the Cardinals afford to draft a running back with the 16th pick? Or, can they afford to wait?

With the way the running back class looks, if the Cardinals don’t draft one early, should they even draft one late?

We all know the top three guys:

Najee Harris (ADP - 23)

Travis Etienne (ADP -...

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Walter Mitchell

Barry Shuck: Cards Trade for TE David Njoku?

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty ImagesFrom Watler Mitchell:

Veteran feature writer Barry Shuck of Dawgs By Nature (SB Nation’s site for the Cleveland Browns) predicts that the Browns might be interested in trading TE David Njoku before or during the 2021 NFL Draft. Barry and I have been discussing whether the Cardinals would be interested in making a trade for Njoku and if so, what it might take to make the trade happen. Here is Barry’s in-depth article. It’s a great read. After you read...

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Seth Cox

Pro Day measurements, LSU receivers are dominating, are the Panther out on first round cornerbacks and more

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

We are back for another week of fantastic 2021 NFL Draft discussion.

First we take a look at the Sam Darnold trade, how Pro Days are effecting 2021 NFL Draft prospects and their outlook, including a look at the LSU wide receivers, Penei Sewell, and why college measurement listings are so difficult to discuss.

Finally, I get lost in the Twitterverse as I try and find the hot take from Big Draft and what they had to say about the 2021 NFL Draft.

It is another...

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2021 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals add a different name in new Pro Football Focus Mock Draft

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Happy Friday night one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals have been mocked a number of names in the 2021 NFL Draft but someone at Pro Football Focus came up with a new name, so I thought it was worth a Friday night read.

From PFF:


The addition of the current version of A.J. Green shouldn’t keep Arizona from looking to add receiving talent early in the 2021 NFL Draft. Moore recorded times in the 93rd...

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If Cowboys want Pitts, that could mean one of the top cornerbacks fall to Arizona

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

There are dominoes in each draft.

One domino that is a big one outside of where the quarterbacks go is Kyle Pitts.

We discussed how Pitts has become the biggest name in the 2021 NFL Draft aside from the quarterbacks and now the question becomes will the Cowboys move up for Pitts?

If they were to move up, it could create a space where one of the top cornerbacks in Jaycee Horn or Patrick Surtain II fall down to the 16th pick,

Let’s say the Bengals move down...

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No name is hotter in the 2021 NFL Draft than Kyle Pitts

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The name that is hotter than any non-quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft is Kyle Pitts.

Yesterday, NFL.com’s Peter Schrager did his first 2021 NFL Mock Draft and had the Arizona Cardinals moving up to seven to take the dynamic, playmaking tight end from Florida.

Today, all over Twitter the news of how much every team seems to be infatuated with Pitts.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Dallas Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones is "infatuated" with Florida TE Kyle Pitts....

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Walter Mitchell

To Draft, Not to Draft, To Trade on Not to Trade: That is the Question

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Each team at the top of the 2021 NFL Draft appears to be faced with a dilemma as to which of the top players on their board they should draft. William Shakespeare’s depiction of Hamlet and the young Danish prince’s ever-bourgeoning indecision was the playwright’s belief that the bane of modern, overly-intellectualized man is: he thinks too much.

As Shakespeare pretends in the tragedy: “over-analysis causes paralysis.”

Cardinals’ GM Steve Keim...

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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals hope to get veterans to make an impact, running back room is cheap and more

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Friday one and all, we have made it.

The Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the NFL are heading into the quiet time of year before the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Cardinals have made a number of impact signings so far, and that has them ready for the NFL Draft.

We have all the news from around the web to help you get ready.

Big-Name Offseason Additions Adamant They Still Have Game
Cardinals looking for vintage seasons from J.J. Watt, A.J. Green, Malcolm...

ESPN.com - Arizona Cardinals

How Malcolm Butler fits in with the Arizona Cardinals

Butler brings Super Bowl experience and success -- at State Farm Stadium -- but he's stepping into the role occupied for 10 years by Patrick Peterson.

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2021 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals move up to get Kyle Pitts in new 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Trade up?

Trade up a lot?

That is what Peter Schrager of NFL.com has the Arizona Cardinals in his first mock draft of the 2021 NFL Draft season.

Schrager is a fan of the Cardinals and what they have been doing, and he thinks they can give Kyler Murray even more with a trade up.

From Schrager:

7 Arizona Cardinals (via Lions) TRADE

Kyle Pitts

Florida · TE

Pitts isn’t falling out of the top eight. Too many teams are intoxicated by him. I’ve got the Cardinals as...

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Walter Mitchell

My Top 10 WRs, RBs, Cover Men, 34 LBs

Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

Kyle @marblekyle started these rankings on Twitter. So often these rankings come down to apples and oranges, based on how the prospects fit teams’ systems and their positional photo-types.

If we are including Kyle Pitts, my top 11 receivers:
1. Kyle Pitts
2. Ja'Marr Chase
3. DeVonta Smith
4. Terrace Marshall
5. Jaylen Waddle
6. Rashad Bateman ?
7. Rondale Moore ?
8. Ladarius Toney
8. Elijah Moore
10. Tylan Wallace

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John W. Buckley

2021 R1 RB Debate: An alternate perspective

RB Najee Harris won a National Championship with the Crimson Tide last season. Should Cardinals fans be hoping he’s wearing a different shade of red next season? | Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The 1st-round RB debate has been raging lately here on Revenge of the Birds. Here is one writer’s perspective on why drafting an RB at #16 this year would be a mistake.

With the 2021 NFL Draft just three weeks away, draft talk is heating up around the league—including here at Revenge of the Birds....

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Blake Murphy

The ONE reason why so many first round draft picks in the Keim era have failed for the Cardinals

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It’s actually not as complex as you’d think...and there’s a solution for their first round pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft

There was a time several years ago where the Arizona Cardinals and first round picks were synonymous with “failure” under the current General Manager.

Even national media sources would point out the lackluster return on the top yearly investment that the team was making.

Cardinals first-round picks under Steve Keim:

2013: G...

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Arizona Cardinals compensatory picks for 2022 NFL Draft projected at three

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With the way the 2021 offseason is going, the Arizona Cardinals are now waiting things out to make sure that whoever else they sign does not take away from their potential compensatory picks in 2022.

As of right now, the Cardinals are projected by Over the Cap to have three compensatory picks in 2022.

For losing Patrick Peterson to the Minnesota Vikings, they are projected to receive a fifth round compensatory pick.

For losing Angelo Blackson and Dan Arnold...

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Should the Arizona Cardinals be interested in Giovani Bernard?

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

With the way the 2021 NFL offseason has gone, the Arizona Cardinals have done a really nice job of addressing a number of their needs.

One need they have not done anything with yet is running back and a quality veteran backup has just become available.

The Cincinnati Bengals have decided to part ways with Giovani Bernard and the veteran could be a potential fit for what the Arizona Cardinals need.

They have discussed in so many words that they believe in Chase...

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The Arizona Cardinals are the best fit for one of the wide receivers in the 2021 NFL Draft

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What the Arizona Cardinals do with the 16th pick in the 2021 NFL is still to be decided.

Cynthia Frelund of NFL.com talked about the best fits for some of the wide receivers in the 2021 NFL draft class and the Arizona Cardinals were a perfect fit for one of them.

Kadarius Toney
Florida · Age 22
Arizona Cardinals
Projected 2021 win share: 0.59

Should Larry Fitzgerald decide to start the clock on his five-year wait until Canton,...

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Walter Mitchell

The Tillman Test

Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Pat Tillman loved playing football —- he called it “ballin’”. Anyone who knew Pat Tillman or went “ballin’” with Pat Tillman knew and understood the three qualities he epitomized:

determination loyalty humbleness/selflessness

As Cardinals’ coaches, players and fans well know, Pat Tillman’s locker in the Cardinals clubhouse remains intact.

Perhaps more than ever this year, Pat Tillman’s presence in the clubhouse and on the field will be...

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Arizona Cardinals steal Jaylen Waddle in new 2021 NFL Mock Draft from Daniel Jeremiah

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

For the Arizona Cardinals they sit with the 16th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and they need help to get one of the tier one players.

Daniel Jeremiah from NFL.com brought out his most recent 2021 NFL Mock Draft and in it he was able to find a way to get the Cardinals one of those tier one players.

Let’s check it out.

16. Arizona Cardinals - Jaylen Waddle - Alabama · WR

This is a big-time steal if Waddle falls this far down the board, but we’ve seen some...

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