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7-8-1, 2nd in NFC West

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Cardinals picks from this year's draft: 1. Haason Reddick, LB, Temple; 2. Budda Baker, DB, Washington; 3. Chad Williams, WR, Grambling; 4. Dorian Johnson, G, Pittsburgh; 5. Will Holden, T, Vanderbilt; 5. T.J. Logan, RB, North Carolina; 6. Johnathan Ford, S, Auburn.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

It looks like the Cardinals may have found the cornerback they were looking for in this year's draft. Rudy Ford, who Arizona traded into the sixth round to draft, said the Cardinals talked to him about playing cornerback. When Ford converted from a running back to defensive back in 2013, he played cornerback. Over the last three seasons, Ford also played safety and nickel but said he trained as a cornerback this offseason.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cardinals defensive back Johnathan Ford goes by "Rudy" which is a nickname given to him by his mother when he was little. It came from the football movie "Rudy" because of Ford's determination and "never give up" attitude.

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Jonathan "Rudy" Ford stuffed the stat sheet like crazy at Auburn, racking up 275 tackles (12.5 for loss), five interceptions (one returned for a TD) and 10 passes defended over the last three seasons.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cardinals safety Johnathan Ford is another versatile defensive back, who can play safety, cornerback and nickel. He converted from running back to cornerback in 2013 and then transitioned to safety. Ford will add more depth the Cardinals' secondary room. He also returned eight kicks for 127 yards last season, giving the Cardinals another option to compete at returner.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

After trading the 221st and 231st picks to the Oakland Raiders for the 208th pick, the Arizona Cardinals selected Auburn safety Johnathan Ford, who goes by Rudy.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Just how versatile is new Cardinals running back T.J. Logan, who they drafted out of North Carolina with their second pick of the fifth round? He rushed for 650 yards and seven touchdowns on 120 carries last season. He caught 29 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns. He returned 21 kickoffs for 690 yards and two touchdowns. And he led the Tar Heels with 1,584 all-purpose yards, which was an average of 121.8 yards per game.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cardinals running back T.J. Logan fills a dual-role for the Cardinals: a running back with pass-catching abilities and a kick returner. He should compete to be Arizona's primary returner on punts and kickoffs while adding depth to the Cardinals' running back room as a backup to David Johnson.

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Logan gives Cardinals a RB option on 3rd down

T.J. Logan is an undersized change-of-pace runner who has quality vision, excellent top-end speed and flashes of quickness to create yards on his own. He also brings versatility to both the passing game and as a returner on special teams.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals drafted RB T.J. Logan from North Carolina with the 179th pick, their second of the fifth round.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cardinals offensive lineman Will Holden said he didn't expect the Cardinals to draft him on Saturday since he had only met with Arizona at the Senior Bowl and Shrine Bowl. Arizona told Holden they have him slotted as a tackle, and Holden, who graduated from Vanderbilt in December, said during a conference call with Arizona reporters that he feels comfortable playing on both sides of the line, and will, if needed, compete for a guard position. He felt he's a unique player because he's a 6-foot-7 lineman who can bend.

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Will Holden finished with 37 consecutive starts at tackle for Vanderbilt, including his final two seasons at left tackle. His 9-foot-3 broad jump was third among all offensive linemen at the combine.

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Cardinals select OT Holden in Round 5

A taller OT prospect with shorter arms, Will Holden has quick feet and good hands, which allow him to overcome his lack of ideal length. He's a quality positional blocker in the run game, but he can continue to improve strength in his core and lower body.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals first pick of the fifth round, tackle Will Holden, stands at 6-foot-7 and weighs in at 311 pounds. He has the size to compete for a starting job in the next couple years and could be considered the Cardinals' long-term answer at right tackle whenever Jared Veldheer's time in Arizona comes to an end. Holden is durable, having started 37 straight games for the Commodores.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals select OT Will Holden from Vanderbilt with the 157th pick.

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Cards G Johnson: Health concerns overblown

Dorian Johnson dropped to the Cardinals in the fourth round, reportedly because teams were scared off by his health. But Johnson says his liver condition hasn't affected his career to date.

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Eleven linemen went earlier, but few are as decorated as Dorian Johnson, who was Pitt's first All-American offensive lineman since 1994 (Ruben Brown). He finished his career with 40 consecutive starts.

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Cardinals' fourth-round pick, guard Dorian Johnson, is widely considered to be one of, if not the best guard in this year's draft. He adds depth at guard to the Cardinals' offensive line room, which only has four players in it. A left guard, Johnson could be Mike Iupati's replacement in waiting, or if Arizona feels the need to move him to the right side, he may compete with Evan Boehm for the starting job at right guard.

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Cardinals beef up O-line with OG Johnson

Dorian Johnson is a tough and reliable guard who plays on his feet with quality balance. He has adequate in-line power as a run-blocker who moves his feet well to sustain blocks. Johnson has a chance to add immediate depth to an NFL team and could quickly develop into a starter.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals select G Dorian Johnson out of Pittsburgh with the 115th pick in the fourth round.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Remember, the Cardinals' third-day picks will be coming from the Grand Canyon today. Who's making the picks? 4th round: RB David Johnson will make the pick along with Cardinals Cheerleaders, the team mascot, Big Red, along with Kristen and Micah Glasser, the wife and son of fallen Phoenix police officer David Glasser. 5th and 6th rounds: The Cardinals group that includes Johnson will be accompanied by representatives from the Arizona National Guard and National Park Service, along with representatives from the NFL Flag Football organization in Flagstaff. 7th round: Cardinal season-ticket holder Chrisie Elser.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

As the fourth round begins, keep an eye on the Cardinals addressing needs at cornerback while adding depth at LB, DL and OL. However, like that first 12 picks impacted how the Cardinals drafted in the first round, expect the next four rounds to alter the course of the Cardinals' draft board.

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T.J. Logan draft highlights (1:04)

Team Stats

Passing Yards258.59th
Rushing Yards108.318th
Points For26.16th
Points Against22.614th