Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno
THE_TRUTH with the pick...
The Cardinals are in need of a RB to develop and take over the reigns of Edgerrin James. James will be 31 years old and considering having a year of less than 4.0 yards per carry, he might be looking at the down swing of his career. It isn’t news that he wasn’t happy with his role in the organization and is due a $5Mil.bonus that may or may not happen. Hightower had an even less than stellar year considering his YPC at 2.8, but is still going to be around for another 3 years considering the hit to their cap.
RB is the Achilles heel of the Arizona Cardinals. They averaged a whopping average of 73.6 yards and were 32nd in the league. That’s right folks, dead last and yet still managed to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Now some might attest that Arizona’s Offense was pass-happy, but considering that when the opportunity arose to run the ball, they obviously didn’t get it done, this need will be addressed in the off-season.
There are a couple of other needs for the Arizona Cardinals this year as well. One being a Center and the other being a need for OLB’s considering that 3 of the 4 OLB’s are in their early 30’s with only one being under 32. Consdering that Okeafor is a probable starter and the uncertainty of Laboy staying healthy and producing could make for an interesting draft this year in mid to late rounds.
CB is a position where there are two to three spots up for grab. These will also be addressed in later rounds. The issue with CB is that the Cardinals have two players under contract and are in need to at least 2 more CB’s. Maybe a trade might happen down the road, but they’ll need to look at filling those spots later rather than sooner.
There’s also a distinct need for Warner to stay healthy and considering his age, there’s an even greater need to shore up the running game in case Leinart is called in to carry the team. If this scenario happens, RB will need to play a much bigger role for the Cardinals to be able to put wins in the column. Hindsight is 20/20, but there isn’t a reason not to be safe.
Considering the draft board recruits on AP and looking at the best possible talent at picking 31st the Arizona Cardinals pick Knowshown Moreno, RB, Georgia.5’11" -212 lbs.
Knowshon fits the Cardinals very well considering he carried the ball 248 times for 1334 yards and 14 TD’s. But here is the distinct difference between him and the rest of the RB’s on the board: He can catch the ball as well. His skills in the receiving game were one of the best at 20 catches for 253 more yards. His skills at hitting the hole and burst of speed prove to be an asset to any team that decides to use him as a bull runner up the middle. If he’s still available at this spot on April 25th, I can’t see the Cardinals passing on the opportunity. Although the combine numbers weren't eye opening and truthfully a bit disappointing, his on field play for Georgia proved to be a bright light on a mediocre Georgia team.
40 yard dash: 4.60
Bench Press: 25
Vertical Jump: 35.5
Three-cone Drill: 6.84
20 yard shuttle: 4.27
60 yard shuttle: 11.63
Previous Pick: C Alex Mack
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|Pick||Round 1||Selection||Date||Community Approval|
|1||Detroit Lions - UCrawford||LB Aaron Curry||Weds. March 10th||Forgot to do a poll|
|2||St. Louis Rams - Lanier63||OT Jason Smith||Monday, March 16th||67%|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88||OT Eugene Monroe||Monday, March 16th||56%|
|4||Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel||DT B.J. Raji||Tuesday, March 17th||46%|
|5||Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway||WR Michael Crabtree||Tuesday, March 17th||37%|
|6||Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic||OT Andre Smith||Weds., March 18th||43%|
|7||Oakland Raiders - mushin||WR Jeremy Maclin||Weds., March 18th||38%|
|8||Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns||WR Percy Harvin||Thursday, March 19th||29%|
|9||Green Bay Packers - JasonM||
DE/OLB Everette Brown
||Thursday, March 19th||68%|
|10||San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch||QB Matt Stafford||Friday, March 20th||61%|
|11||Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread||LB Rey Maualuga||Friday, March 20th||50%|
|12||Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose||DE Brian Orakpo||Monday, March 23rd||58%|
|13||Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade||T Michael Oher||Monday, March 23rd||64%|
|14||New Orleans Saints - cmpotter||CB Vontae Davis||Tuesday, March 24th||46%|
|15||Houston Texans - ChiefsDude||CB Malcolm Jenkins||Tuesday, March 24th||61%|
|16||San Diego Chargers - Helmets||DE Tyson Jackson||Weds., March 25th||58%|
|17||New York Jets - NJChief||QB Mark Sanchez||Weds., March 25th||77%|
|18||Chicago Bears - Holmeslice||QB Josh Freeman||Thursday, March 26th||28%|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory||DT Peria Jerry||Thursday, March 26th||45%|
|20||Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford||
DE Aaron Maybin
||Friday, March 27th||54%|
|21||Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717||TE Brandon Pettigrew||Friday, March 27th||60%|
|22||Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56||WR Hakeem Nicks||Monday, March 30th||53%|
|23||New England Patriots - connerman||RB Chris Wells||Monday, March 30th||43%|
|24||Atlanta Falcons - RedNose||LB Clay Matthews||Tuesday, March 31st||53%|
|25||Miami Dolphins - shraggyj||LB Brian Cushing||Tuesday, March 31st||73%|
|26||Baltimore Ravens - Ben S||CB Alphonso Smith||Weds., April 1st|
|27||Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary||LB James Laurinaitis||Weds., April 1st|
|28||Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717||OT Eben Britton||Thursday, April 2nd|
|29||New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s||WR Darrius Heyward-Bay||Thursday, April 2nd|
|30||Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99||C Alex Mack||Friday, April 3rd|
|31||Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH||RB Knowshon Moreno
||Friday, April 3rd|
|32||Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33||Monday, April 6th|