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Cardinals Draft Grades: Rounds 1-4

Chris Wells (AP Photo)

After months of preparation, the Arizona Cardinals 2009 draft turned out to be a resounding success. Arizona addressed its main areas of need and added a few luxury picks as well. Along the way, the Cardinals obtained extreme value thanks to several desirable players falling into their lap. Brad Wilbricht analyzes Arizona's draft selections in Rounds 1-4 and breaks down how each player fits in.

Round 1: Chris Wells, RB, Ohio St Grade: A One of the most glaring needs for the Arizona Cardinals entering the draft was at the running back position. Arizona ranked last in the NFL in rushing a year ago and must become more balanced. Wells was touted as the draft's top running back just weeks ago but ended up slipping to the end of the first round. The Cardinals were quick to pounce on the...

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