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2011 NFL Draft, Round 1: Arizona Cardinals Take Best Player Ever, Patrick Peterson

The Arizona Cardinals have used their fifth pick on cornerback Patrick Peterson. This pick could be traded, but in the mean time the man in Red and White is the stub from LSU. Peterson is generally considered the best player in the draft.

The Cardinals can immediately plug Peterson across the field from Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and right away the Bird Gang will have one of the better defensive backfields in the NFC West. What the pick also tells us is that Ken Whisenhunt has no desire to turn the reigns over to a rookie quarterback so they left Blaine Gabbert on the board.

Peterson in a radio interview this afternoon explained his desire to come to Arizona to enjoy the great weather. Proving how smart he is, he also explained how excited he would be to play against Larry Fitzgerald in practice and not against him on Sundays. 

Peterson is a confident guy with self-described swag that rivals Deion Sanders. It should be fun having him in town.

"We definitely want to get that team back to the Super Bowl and win it this time," Peterson said in his draft day TV interview.