Round 3, Pick 1
• Round 1: Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m. ET • Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 28, 7 p.m. ET • Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 29, Noon ET Location: Philadelphia Art Museum Steps
Check out Mel Kiper's final rankings of the best prospects in the 2017 draft. They go much deeper than his usual 25. This one goes to 300.
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Safety Budda Baker, the Cardinals' second-round pick, said he was planning on meeting with Washington Huskies defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake on Friday afternoon to start watching film on Arizona's defense. When Baker was informed that the Cardinals have played, at times, up to three or four safeties at once, Baker got excited. "Hmm, OK," he said. "That's a great thing for me."
By drafting safety Budda Baker out of Washington, the Cardinals get another defensive back who's similar to Tyrann Mathieu – who was one of Baker's comparables. Baker measured in at 5-foot-9 and 195 pounds at the NFL scouting combine. He had three sacks two interceptions, 71 tackles and 10 tackles for loss last season. He gives Arizona depth at safety, a position that lost two starters last year (Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger) to free agency.
Budda Baker gives the Cardinals even more versatility in the secondary and defensive sub-packages. Baker has speed in the 4.4 range, he can cover down in the slot and blitz off the edge. Great value here for Arizona.
The Cardinals selected safety Budda Baker out of Washington with the fourth pick of the second round (36th overall).
Details of Cardinals trade with the Bears: Arizona acquired the 36th pick (second round) and 221st pick (seventh round) and gave Chicago its 45th pick (second round), 119th pick (fourth round) and 197th pick (sixth round), plus its fourth-round pick in 2018.
Kevin King was among five players who came to Philly for the draft who didn't get picked in the first round; he was the only one who stayed Friday.
The Jaguars don't plan to offer left tackle Branden Albert a new deal, nor do they intend to release him. Albert has not had any contact with the team since Jacksonville acquired him in March.
Field Yates explains why former Notre Dame quarterback Deshone Kizer could be in line to start sooner rather than later.
The Raiders kept the talk to football as they introduced first-round pick Gareon Conley to Bay Area media. Here's a sampe of the Q&A.
The Cleveland Browns draft Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer with the No. 52 overall pick.
Alden Gonzalez breaks down the Los Angeles Rams' 2017 draft class.