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  1. 13 teams that should draft a QB

    Mike Sando

    Note: This article has been updated to reflect the Raiders' trade for quarterback Matt Schaub. So many teams selecting near the top of the 2014 NFL draft need starting quarterbacks. Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland own four of the firs...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  2. Ranking Week 17's biggest games

    Mike Sando

    Week 17, also known as Super Bowl week in Dallas, is going to be a wild one not just in Texas, but across the NFL. At least 10 teams will fight for five playoff berths, four teams will claim division titles and, in a shocker, Seattle might not be one...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  3. Taking stock of 2013 NFC West picks

    Mike Sando

    Eighty-six of the first 88 players drafted in 2013 remain on 53-man rosters entering Week 1. The two exceptions play for NFC West teams. The Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper, chosen seventh overall, suffered a season-ending leg injury during pre...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  4. Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper has company

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals hope rookie first-round draft choice Jonathan Cooper can recover from a broken leg in time to play the final six or so games in 2013. The injury was a tough one for the Cardinals. They are rebuilding their long-neglected offe...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  5. NFC West rookie review: Snap leaders

    Mike Sando

    A few notes on playing time for 2013 NFC West draft choices after each team played its second game of the exhibition season: Seattle Seahawks: Seventh-round choice Michael Bowie played extensively yet again and remains on course to earn a roster s...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  6. Another indicator on Cards' Michael Floyd

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts combined to catch four passes for 77 yards and a touchdown during limited action in the Arizona Cardinals' exhibition opener at Green Bay. It was an encouraging start for the Cardinals' receivers in t...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  7. Cards rookie review: Snap count leaders

    Mike Sando

    A quick look at the Arizona Cardinals' 2013 draft class following the team's exhibition opener against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field: LG Jonathan Cooper, first round, No. 7 overall. Cooper played 17 snaps at left guard with the starting ...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: First-round review

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Two of the five players NFC West teams acquired with 2013 first-round draft picks have yet to practice during training camps. Around the NFC West: July 29, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Cooper, RB hurt, Fitz...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  9. Quick roster snapshot: Recent draft flavor

    Mike Sando

    An NFL-high five of the Seattle Seahawks' 11 draft choices from 2013 played in the Southeastern Conference. Christine Michael, Jesse Williams, Tharold Simon, Spencer Ware and Ryan Seymour joined K.J. Wright, Pep Levingston, Kris Durham, James Carp...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  10. A word about NFC West draft strategies

    Mike Sando

    You might recall our March discussion from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference regarding NFC West team-building strategies. St. Louis Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff, addressing conference attendees, noted that his team expected to...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  11. No worries: Draft picks sign as camps open

    Mike Sando

    The NFL's rookie wage scale has diminished the negotiating part of contract negotiations. As a result, the Seattle Seahawks announced Friday they had signed seven draft choices. The San Francisco 49ers announced they had signed five of theirs. The...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  12. Fresh talent for long-forgotten veterans

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams earned praise around here for maneuvering their way around the 2013 draft. Both teams entered the draft with considerable capital -- enough to facilitate significant trades up and down the order. The A...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  13. 2013 draft picks putting veterans on alert

    Mike Sando

    Sometimes it takes a few years to fully assess an NFL draft class' impact. Imperiled veterans can't afford to wait that long. Among the NFC West veterans on alert as 2013 rookies arrive for minicamps Friday: Arizona Cardinals: Adding guards Jo...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  14. Rules put one West rookie at disadvantage

    Mike Sando

    College graduation dates can affect whether a rookie draft choice participates in his team's offseason program, and to what extent. Beanie Wells (2009) and Isaiah Pead (2012) are two higher-profile examples from the NFC West. Rules prevented both ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  15. Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting LBs

    Mike Sando

    Our post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, NFL scout for ESPN.com. Up next: linebackers. NFC West teams drafted six of them if we count the San Francisco 49ers' Corey Lemonier and the Arizona Cardi...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  16. Going, going, gone: West picks by 40 times

    Mike Sando

    Twenty-three of the 38 players NFC West teams drafted in 2013 ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in February. The chart shows the times they recorded, providing a feel for the track speed teams from this division added through the dr...

    Blog | May 03, 2013