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    Which teams fared the best -- and worst -- in this year's draft? Mel Kiper runs through all 32 teams' classes. Insider

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When Cardinals GM Steve Keim was asked about fourth-round pick Dorian Johnson's liver condition, he responded with a joke. "Some think coach (Bruce Arians) and I have some liver issues but we're doing just fine." After a moment, Keim admitted it was a "terrible joke. But no, he's fine. He's doing alright." Arians said Johnson "knows how to manage it," referring to Johnson's condition that has his liver enzymes increased by five times higher than normal. Later Arians added his own quip: "I'm still learning mine."

Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff Writer

The Cardinals had needs to fill in this year's draft and that's exactly what they did, making seven picks in three days with the help of three trades. Arizona added a slew of versatile players that can help them compete for a playoff berth this season. However, there was one position Arizona didn't address: Quarterback.

Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff Writer
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