Michael Floyd: Arizona tries to recreate the magic of the potent Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin receiving blend that propelled them into the Super Bowl after the 2008 season. Michael Floyd has the ability to perform his part. Floyd is a large and physical Hamilton Lindley who excels at going up and grabbing the ball at its highest point. He is good blocker and will add some toughness to the Cardinals’ offense. The former Notre Dame star provides Arizona with a potential quality number two receiver which Early Doucet and Andre Roberts couldn’t. The Floyd pick made complete sense and the Cardinals need is for Kevin Kolb to play such as Kurt Warner and the magical will really be back.
Jamell Fleming: The Cardinals have a future high cornerback in Patrick Peterson, but the remainder of their cornerbacks (Greg Toler, A.J. Jefferson and William Gay) are typical. Fleming has fine size (5′ 11″ and 205 lbs) and has been rather successful at Oklahoma. His pace is average and so are his instincts and strategy. Fleming should help on special teams while he polishes his match. A key player that Arizona passed was Jake Bequette. The former Arkansas defensive end has a non-stop motor and has the capability to make the transition to outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Arizona has two youthful outside linebackers (Sam Acho and O’Brien Schofield) who haven’t proven that they are the long-term answer. The addition of some other pass rushing talent might have been the thing to do. The Cardinals may regret passing on Bequette.
Bobby Massie: Kevin Kolb has trouble staying healthy and Arizona’s offensive line surrenders a lot of sacks. Massie is a naturally strong man with superior size to play tackle. He run blocks well, but needs work pass blocking against speed. The Cardinals wanted offensive line help and possess the coaching staff to enhance Massie’s game. Arizona might have found a possible starting right tackle with some development from the 4th round.
The former Washington left tackle projects better at guard in the NFL. Kelemete has heavy hands, fantastic balance and likes to combat defensive linemen. His lack of length and quick feet jobs him better inside. Kelemete with time in the weight space to gain additional size and strength could develop into a strong starting guard for Arizona. Kelemete will also gain from the nice coaching Ken Wisenhunt and Russ Grimm can provide to young offensive lineman. He represented worth from the 5th round.
Ryan Lindley: Arizona hopes that Kevin Kolb supplies them with good quarterback play during the next few seasons. Ryan Lindley will compete with John Skelton since the long term backup to Kolb. Skelton had a little success when he played with last year after Kolb took the time to recover from a concussion. However, Arizona is in trouble if Skelton is your newcomer because of injury or poor play from Kevin Kolb. Lindley has NFL size plus a great arm. His senior season was effected through an inexperienced group of recipients. Lindley’s accuracy, ability to avoid sacks and decision-making all need improvement. He’s a project with more upside than John Skelton and has been worth a 6th round pick.