Cardinals Draft: A Closer Look
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Posted Apr 30, 2012

Get to know all of the newest Cardinals with a closer look at each of the team’s 2012 draft picks.

Round 1/13 - Michael Floyd, WR, 6-2, 220, Notre Dame

The Cardinals think Floyd is a lot like No. 1 wideout Larry Fitzgerald: big, physical and can make the tough catches. Receiver wasn't the club's greatest need but if Floyd listens to Fitzgerald and learns, they could be a dynamic combination.

Round 3/80 - Jamell Fleming, CB, 5-11, 206, Oklahoma

It was a big surprise the Cardinals took a corner this high because they have talent at the position. But they love Fleming's quickness and strength and ability to play in space.

Round 4/ 112 - Bobby Massie, OT, 6-6,316, Mississippi

There was some speculation the Cardinals would take Massie in the third round, but they obviously were smart to wait. The right tackle job is open, and that's where Massie played in his three college seasons.

Round/151 - Senio Kelemete, G/T, 6-3, 300, Washington

Kelemete played left tackle at Washington but the Cardinals think he's a guard.

Round 6/177 - Justin Bethel, CB/S, 6-0, 199, Presbyterian

The Cardinals have had success with corners from small schools (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Greg Toler). Bethel joins a roster full of defensive backs. He blocked nine kicks in college.

Round 6/185 - Ryan Lindley, QB, 6-3, 232, San Diego State

He's a four-year starter with good size and a strong arm. His weakness is accuracy, completing 55.48 percent of his career attempts.

Round 7/ 221 - Nate Potter, OT, 6-5, 303, Boise State

A three-year starter and a steady player. A developmental project, the Cardinals won't expect him to play any time soon.

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