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Cardinals Draft Plan Comes to Fruition

D. Rodgers-Cromartie (Michael Conroy/Getty)

GM Rod Graves stayed true to his word and took the best player available in all seven rounds, helping the Cardinals land top stars who most experts felt were out of Arizona's reach. Team expert Amberly Richardson breaks down what worked for the Cardinals and why a former offensive coordinator was so excited to load up on defense.

Typically, a head coach with an offensive background tends to drown the draft in picks on that same side of the ball, but Ken Whisenhunt's reign with the Pittsburgh Steelers must have taught him that the defense wins championships. First on the agenda was the best corner available, which turned out to be Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who most thought would be long gone by the 16th overall pick... Recommended Stories

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