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The Cardinals were active this off-season but still have big needs going into the NFL Draft.

Arizona Cardinals
2014 draft picks:
1st round (25), 2(57), 3(84), 4(120), 5(160), 6(196)

Arizona had a good season under first year head coach Bruce Arians. To think, they finished 10-6 in that division with Seattle, San Francisco and an up and coming Rams franchise. It's brutal. As good of a year as they had, the Cardinals still missed the playoffs.

Team Needs

1. Defensive Back
The Cardinals will look to continue to build on their back end. They have one of the top cornerbacks in the league in Patrick Peterson. Their gamble last season on Tyrann Mathieu really paid off. Arizona will look to upgrade at both cornerback and safety. They did sign Antonio Cromartie this off-season.

2. Offensive Tackle
Despite the free agent acquisition of Jared Veldheer, the Cardinals need to draft another offensive tackle.

3. Quarterback
I think it's time for the Cardinals to start looking for their next quarterback. It's not that Carson Palmer had a bad 2013 season. He played well. But Arizona is in a great position to try and draft who they deem as their future signal caller. He can learn from this veteran and take over the reins down the line.

4. Running Back
Arizona should look to upgrade this position. The Cardinals landed a nice big play guy last season in the speedy Andre Ellington. Rashard Mendenhall has retired and the Cardinals signed Jonathan Dwyer. It's a deep year at this position.

Acquisitions
Ted Ginn (WR)
Jonathan Dwyer (RB)
John Carlson (TE)
Jared Veldheer (OT)
Ted Larsen (C)
Antonio Cromartie (CB)

No Longer with the Team
Rashard Mendenhall (RB)
Andre Roberts (WR)
Jim Dray (TE)
Daryn Colledge (OG)
Jasper Brinkley (MLB)
Karlos Dansby (MLB)
Antoine Cason (CB)
Javier Arenas (CB)

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