With the 24th pick in the 2015 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, Arizona Cardinals GM Sparhawk23 selects...
My name is Matt Berry. No, not the guy who we all listen to on ESPN on what fantasy football players not to pick for the week. I got the call late last night from the Cardinals saying that they needed my help in picking the guys that would lead them to the promised land. So here I am, GM for the day of another red and white team.
As this draft continued, I noticed a lot players I had atop my big board were dropping like flies. You see the needs I had for the Cardinals went as follows:
- 3-4 Pass rusher
- Inside Linebacker
- Running Back
With the top two running backs going off the board in consecutive picks, it would seem like I'm out of the running for a top tier running back. Both Trae Waynes and Kevin Johnson are gone at corner and I don't really want some kid knocking out Bruce Arians. So that leaves me with Bud Dupree and Cam Erving.
So with the 23rd pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Cardinals select:
Bryce Petty QB out of Baylor
So you see I kept going back to last year and the fall of the Cardinals. Maybe, just maybe this Cardinals team could have made it to the promised land if not for all the QB trouble they had last year. As I was about to put Bud Dupree's name on the card, I got a phone call from my old pal Bill Cowher. He told me to take a deep breath and asked me one question. Remember who you have as coach. Bruce FING Arians.
The coach who helped sky rocket Peyton Manning's career as his first quarterbacks coach. The coach who helped lead Browns to a playoff berth with QBs Tim Couch and Kelly Holcomb, when both had their most successful seasons under his tutelage. This is the same coach who helped mold Big Ben into the QB he is today.
Last year he helped lead this Cardinals team with four different quarterbacks at the helm. Let me repeat that: four different quarterbacks!!
Bruce Arians has already helped jump start two future Hall of Famers careers. Why not three?! Now that I helped Bruce get his QB to help lead him to the promised land, I will get back to my regular duties.
Mock draft order
24. Cardinals - QB Bryce Petty