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Cardinals meet with top NFL prospects

The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly have an official visit with former Cal quarterback Davis Webb.

There appears to be a clear-cut quartet of quarterbacks topping NFL Draft boards this offseason, and that list includes Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, Clemson's Deshaun Watson, North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes.

But aside from those four signal-callers, there are plenty of other quarterbacks who might intrigue the Arizona Cardinals, and that reportedly includes Cal's Davis Webb, who is scheduled to have an official visit with Arizona according to DraftAnalyst.com's Tony Pauline.

Webb threw at Cal's Pro Day on Friday where Pauline reported the Cardinals were in attendance, and did so in a driving rain that hindered his passing. According to Pauline, the Cardinals met with Webb ahead of his Pro Day and the team is scheduled to host him prior to the draft.

Ironically, Webb began his college career at the same school as Mahomes, Texas Tech, but was beaten out by Mahomes for the starting job. After electing to become a graduate transfer at Cal, Webb took over following the departure of Jared Goff and threw for 4,295 yards and 37 touchdowns in his lone season as the Bears' starter.

Webb threw for over 300 yards in all but two of his starts last season, as the 6-foot-5, 230-pound signal-caller led Cal to a 4-8 record.

While the Cardinals are hoping to address the quarterback position in this year's draft, Arizona will also look to add to the team's defensive backfield. On Friday, Michael Rothstein reported that the Cardinals met with Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers, who could still be on the board when the team is on the clock with the 13th overall pick. 

There's questions regarding what position Peppers will play in the NFL because he seemingly has the versatility to play both linebacker and safety, and played all over the field at the college level for the Wolverines. 

Though there are some teams that might not consider Peppers an ideal fit because he lacks significant size, Arizona has made a habit out of maximizing the capabilities of hybrid defenders including former first round draft choice Deone Bucannon

Rothstein reported that Peppers also met with the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 


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