Cardinals 2012 NFL Draft Grades: Arizona Winds Up With Solid Draft, According To Analysts

The Arizona Cardinals may have quietly had one of the most solid performances in the 2012 NFL Draft, addressing positions of need and picking up quality prospects throughout the event.

Sports Illustrated has released their complete grades for the 2012 NFL Draft. Here is how the Cardinals fared:

Arizona Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald badly needed some help at wide receiver, and the Cardinals hope that Michael Floyd will provide it. Not having a second-round pick hurt the final product, but CB Jamell Fleming (No. 80 overall) is a decent fit and Bobby Massie was a steal at 112. Adding offensive linemen Senio Kelemte and Nate Potter late ought to help a shaky unit. Grade: B

The Cardinals are hoping to have a bounceback season in 2012, but the draft may have been the first big step in that direction.

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