The Arizona Cardinals need to have some late-round prospects in mind now even though they won’t call these names until Saturday, the third and final day of the draft. Arizona doesn’t have a seventh-round pick as of now; it was shipped to Oakland in the Carson Palmer deal.
One name that could jump out is former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla. His draft stock dropped after an off-field incident where he was cited for possession of cocaine last October. His driver’s license was suspended two weeks before his cocaine arrest for getting four traffic tickets in a two-year span. His talent is there but the Cardinals would have to take a risk that he would stay on the right side of the law to have him pay off.
Quarterback Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech would be a nice addition in the fifth round but there’s a realistic chance he may not be there. Offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson of Miami could also fit this category if not for a failed drug test at the combine and quitting on his pro day.
Other options include a lower-end wide receiver or an inside linebacker. Both positions are deep and the prospects are quite numerous.