Cardinals have big plans for top four 2010 draft picks

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m.
Posted By Dan Arkush

While the Cardinals have only just begun to formulate their plans for the upcoming draft, team insiders believe the team will be counting on significant contributions in 2011 from their top four picks in last year's draft. "(First-round NT Dan) Williams definitely will start, with Gabe Watson a free agent and Bryan Robinson probably retiring," one insider told PFW. "(Second-round ILB Daryl) Washington probably will start, while (fourth-round OLB O'Brien) Schofield is 50-50 (to start)." As for third-round WR Andre Roberts, who showed steady improvement afer a very shaky start in training camp, we hear he has a good shot at becoming the team's slot receiver, with durability issues and potential free agency clouding the future of fellow WRs Steve Breaston and Early Doucet. "They need all four of those guys to come through in a big way," the insider said. "They all play positions that really lack depth at the moment."