Arizona Cardinals Take Mason Rudolph at No. 15

The Arizona Cardinals signed Sam Bradford to a one-year, $20 million deal this offseason, but they need a long-term answer at the quarterback position in the wake of Carson Palmer’s retirement. Arizona will pull the trigger in the sixth quarterback in the top half of this year’s nike nfl jerseys china

Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph has the size (6’5″, 235 pounds) teams want in a pocket passer. He has adequate arm strength and accuracy. He passed for nearly 5,000 yards last season and completed 65 percent of his passes. He’ll probably remind Cardinals general manager Steve Keim a lot of Palmer. However, Rudolph is widely viewed as belonging to the second tier of quarterbacks in this class.
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“Rudolph could be an early backup with the potential of becoming an average to below average starter in the league,” buy nike nfl jerseys cheap ‘s Lance Zierlein wrote of Rudolph. Zierlein views him as a second- or third-round pick.

But Keim doesn’t seem to care about outside opinions.

“If you believe a guy is the franchise quarterback, take him and don’t look back,” Keim told reporters at the NFL combine. “Don’t worry about where he is projected to go. That position is so important it doesn’t matter where you take him nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal . Two years from now, no one is going to remember that.”

The Cardinals gamble on Rudolph, and six quarterbacks are gone by pick No. 16.