Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires My rankings are specifically for the Cardinals — so if you are worried why I have Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert ranked lower than most, it’s simply because his position doesn’t lend itself to the Cardinals’ needs as much as maybe FIU safety Jonathan Cyprien.Tier One1. Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama2. Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU3. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia4. Eric Fisher, LT, Central Michigan5. Luke Joeckel, LT, Texas A&M6. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah7. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia8. Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon9. Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina10. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYUThese are the ten players I would be comfortable with the Cardinals taking with the seventh pick in the draft. I know, no Lane Johnson, that’s unfortunately how I feel about Johnson.Tier Two11. Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma12. Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State13. Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia14. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee15. Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State16. Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International17. Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State18. Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame19. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas20. Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise StateThe above are ten players I’d be in favor of the Cardinals selecting if they were to move down in the first round. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The week of the draft, I will add an additional 50 names, to give Cardinals fans 150 names to watch for on draft day. With the draft a mere 17 days away, I get asked frequently on Twitter about what players I like, what players I don’t like and who I would want the Cardinals to draft if scenario x, y, or z unfolds. Well I’m going to try and make it easy for all of us.Here is my Arizona Cardinals Big Board, with a hat tip to Eric Stoner of Rotoworld.com/BleacherReport.com and Josh Norris of Rotoworld.com/NFL.com for the tiers idea. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Even if the Cardinals took any of these players at the top of round two, I wouldn’t be able to find much fault.Tier Five52. Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist53. Cornelius Washington, OLB, Georgia54. Quanterus Smith, OLB, Western Kentucky55. D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston56. Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia57. Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State58. Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse59. Duke Williams, S, Nevada60. Travis Frederick , OG/C, Wisconsin61. Robert Woods, WR, USC62. Chris Faulk, OT, LSU63. Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers64. Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia65. Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia66. Michael Buchanan, OLB, Illinois67. Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern MississippiThese are guys I don’t know how they may fit with Arizona or where they’ll be drafted, but I like them as football players.They make plays, help their teams win games and most of them have a reason for why they are in this tier of players.These would be third or fourth round targets if I was running Cardinals draft.Tier Six68. Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee69. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State70. Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas71. Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame72. B.W. Webb, CB, William and Mary73. Josh Evans, S, Florida74. Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse75. Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse76. Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State77. Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon78. Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State79. EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State80. Matt Elam, S, Florida81. Dennis Johnson, RB, Arkansas82. Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M83. Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State84. Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida85. Jon Bostic, LB, Florida86. Brian Schwenke, C, California87. Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State88. David Amerson, S, North Carolina State89. Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State90. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State91. Trevardo Williams, OLB, Conneticut92. Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida93. Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina94. Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU95. Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia96. Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee97. Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas98. David Quessenberry, OG, San Jose State99. Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina100. Spencer Ware, RB, LSUEnding my list is a group of players I like throughout the draft. Maybe they go early, maybe they go later, but this is the top 100 players I have my eye on for the Cardinals right now. Tier Three21. Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky22. Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri23. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas24. Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio)25. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama26. D.J. Fluker, OG, Alabama27. Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina28. Kevin Minter, LB, LSU29. Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State30. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson31. Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama32. Dallas Thomas, OG, Tennessee33. Justin Pugh, OG, SyracuseTrade down a little further than the mid-teens, move into the back end of round one, or take advantage of players that will inevitably fall to their second round pick, this is how I would prioritize them.Tier Four34. Corey Lemonier, OLB, Auburn35. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama36. Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff37. Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati38. Damontre Moore, OLB, Texas A&M39. Bjoern Werner, OLB, Florida State40. Datone Jones, DE, UCLA41. Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut42. D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina43. Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State44. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington45. Menelik Watson, LT, Florida State46. Vance McDonald, TE, Rice47. Eric Reid, S, LSU48. David Bakhtiari, OL, Colorado49. Robert Alford, CB, Southeast Louisiana50. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin51. Justin Hunter, WR, TennesseeIf the Cardinals add another second round pick or these players somehow fall to round three, they are all guys I would target.last_img

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