The Arizona Cardinals are considering drafting loc

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals are considering drafting localcollegiate talent in the upcoming NFL Draft.Accordingto ProFootballTalk, several players have scheduledeither private workouts and/or visits to the Cardinalsfacility leading up to the draft. Two of them are localproducts: ASU cornerback Omar Bolden and Arizona widereceiver Juron Criner.Bolden, who missed the entire 2011 season due to a kneeinjury, is currently projected as a third round selection.The 5-foot-10, 202-pounder possesses the physical presencethat defensive coordinator Ray Horton covets. Bolden alsooffers value as a kick returner, after enjoying success atASU in that capacity. Bolden averaged 30.8 yards on 17kick returns during his Sun Devil career. The Cardinalsmay have interest, if Bolden falls a little further downthe draft board. Comments   Share   Criner, a wide receiver who hails from the University ofArizona, has emerged as a threat in the red zone. The6’3″, 224-pound senior caught 75 passes for 956 yardsduring his senior season in Tucson and set a new standardfor career touchdown catches by a Wildcat with 32. Crinerdoesn’t have the best wheels, but his size and blockingskills have him projecting to be taken in the third orfourth rounds.While the Cardinals have a certain affinity for playersfrom Arizona universities, they have also scheduledworkouts with Old Dominion defensive tackle RonnieCameron, Virginia defensive end Matt Conrath, Bethune-Cookman linebacker Ryan Davis, Virginia Tech cornerbackJayron Hosley and Illinois safety Tavon Wilson. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img


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