Draft Day decision makers: Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals General Manager Rod Graves has the final say on all personnel matters be that in free agency or on draft day. However, after winning two straight division titles Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt also has a large say. They are advised by an up and comer in NFL front office circles, Director of Player Personnel Steve Keim. Keim oversees a quality personnel staff, which includes Reggie Terry their Director of Football Administration. They of course will be joined in their war room by their full complement of scouts.

Graves likes to stand pat with his draft slot. He has been burned by moving up and moving down and now prefers to stand pat and make an informed decision. With only seven picks in the 2010 draft and several needs on their defense look for the Cardinals to play it safe on draft day, and take the best player available at their positions of need.

Over the past five years the Cardinals have an average record on draft day. During that time they have made 34 draft picks, and have produced 2 pro bowlers. Six of those picks are starters, and 15 more are backups. The good news is only 13 of them are either out of the league or playing for other NFL teams.

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