Cardinals keeping draft preparation simple

The NFL Draft is a mad science but the Arizona Cardinals and GM Steve Keim are trying to keep things simple.

The NFL draft is certainly a mad science but Cardinals GM Steve Keim likes to keep it simple.

This time of year every NFL team is scrambling in preparing for the ever so important NFL Draft. The Arizona Cardinals and GM Steve Keim, however, try to take a different approach.

Luckily for Keim and company, the Cardinals roster is in relatively good shape heading into the 2015 campaign. That said, the team still has to address a handful of positions and there’s always a need to get better and younger through the draft regardless of the existing talent on the roster.

Keim tries hard not to over-analyze players and instead lets their game tape and workout results speak for themselves. Of course, meetings and getting to know potential draft picks is also a part of the equation.

Amongst the top priorities for Keim and coach Bruce Arians will be obtaining a pass rusher and help at running back. Arizona has also been successful with the best player available mentality in recent years and could stay the course on that strategy as well.

Check out the entire 2015 NFL Draft order below:

Round 1

Pick

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2. Tennessee Titans
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Washington Redskins
6. New York Jets
7. Chicago Bears
8. Atlanta Falcons
9. New York Giants
10. St. Louis Rams
11. Minnesota Vikings
12. Cleveland Browns
13. New Orleans Saints
14. Miami Dolphins
15. San Francisco 49ers
16. Houston Texans
17. San Diego Chargers
18. Kansas City Chiefs
19. Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo Bills)
20. Philadelphia Eagles
21. Cincinnati Bengals
22. Pittsburgh Steelers
23. Detroit Lions
24. Arizona Cardinals
25. Carolina Panthers
26. Baltimore Ravens
27. Dallas Cowboys
28. Denver Broncos
29. Indianapolis Colts
30. Green Bay Packers
31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle Seahawks)
32. New England Patriots


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