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  1. On Tyrann Mathieu's starting opportunity

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have big plans for rookie defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. They said so on draft day. They affirmed their feelings when they gave Mathieu 38 snaps, the highest total for any defensive back on the team, during their first exhibitio...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  2. Quick look at how NFC West GMs stack up

    Mike Sando

    NFL general managers put their reputations on the line come draft day. Some fare better than others. The chart shows how many Pro Bowl players current NFC West GMs have drafted or helped draft over the past 10 years. The numbers are not defi...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  3. Sneak peek at Cardinals' Patrick Peterson

    Mike Sando

    Three quick thoughts after watching the Arizona Cardinals' in-house video offering an inside look at LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson's selection in the 2011 NFL draft: Coach Ken Whisenhunt repeatedly emphasized in his draft-day phone conversation...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  4. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Draft approach. Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals have shown better draft-day di...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  5. A run through Kiper Jr.'s 2013 draft grades

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West (it's still morning here). I've had a chance to run through Mel Kiper Jr.'s 2013 NFL draft grades for the NFC West. As Mel notes, "Everybody knows you can't grade an NFL draft on performance the day it ends. You can't do it...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  6. Sizing up positions the NFC West targeted

    Mike Sando

    The NFL draft becomes a blur on the final day as teams select lesser-known players one after another. By the end, it's helpful to take a look at the bigger picture. 2013 NFC West Draft Picks by General Position Team Seahawks 49ers...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  7. Setting NFC West table entering second day

    Mike Sando

    Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson passed through the Seattle Seahawks' draft media room Friday. That seemed appropriate as the NFL planned to hold the second and third rounds of the 2013 draft later in the day. 2013 NFC West Picks: Day Two ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: Revis on schedules

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. We're down to three days before the 2013 NFL draft, but the veteran trade market has proved more compelling this offseason, in my view. Percy Harvin, Anquan Boldin and Carson Palmer were key additions here in the NFC West. ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  9. Terrell Suggs' unsolicited thanks to Cards

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- A mere 3,565 days have passed since the 2003 NFL draft. That's not nearly long enough for Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs to forget about a certain team passing over him in the first round. Fans of the Arizona Card...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  10. First impressions: 2012 Cardinals draft

    Mike Sando

    First impressions on the Arizona Cardinals' performance in the 2012 NFL draft: What I liked: The Cardinals appeared to resist reaching to fill needs. The approach left Arizona with a huge need for an offensive tackle heading into the third day, bu...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  11. Rams hold NFL draft cards on second day

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams hold four picks in the second and third rounds, most in the NFL. That includes three of the first 13 picks of the second round, making St. Louis the team with the most clout on the draft's second day. ESPN's John Clayton weig...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Mocking the draft

    Mike Sando

    Four days until the 2012 NFL draft. In the meantime, the mock drafts are piling up. The chart below shows new projections from reporters covering the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams. All three have the Rams and Seahawks...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  13. Rams trade up? A little bit of skepticism

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' need for a wide receiver has not diminished in recent days. But would the team really trade up two spots in the 2012 NFL draft to select Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon with the fourth overall choice? I do not think that is li...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  14. Setting the table for second, third rounds

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams hold seven of the 65 second- and third-round choices heading into the second day of the 2011 NFL draft. The day begins with New England on the clock at No. 33, a choice the Patriots acquired from Carolina. The chart shows how man...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  15. Day 2 draft glance: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    A quick look at where the Arizona Cardinals stand following the first round of the 2011 NFL draft: Selected: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU Picks remaining: Seven Biggest needs: Quarterback, pass-rusher Comment: The Cardinals have options. The...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  16. 2010 NFL Draft: NFC West player updates

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams are relying on 2010 draft choices to varying degrees. I'll update their statuses here before heading to the airport for a longer-than-usual travel day (no direct flights to St. Louis). Will check back on the blog as time permits....

    Blog | September 11, 2010