Kiper downgrades Cardinals’ 2013 draft

January, 24, 2014
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- It’s not surprising that ESPN’s NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr., dropped the Arizona Cardinals' 2013 draft grade when he re-evaluated them on Thursday.

Kiper initially gave the Cardinals a B for their 2013 draft class, but nine months later, it dropped to a B-.

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Arizona’s draft class was decimated by injuries last season. The Cards lost first-round pick Jonathan Cooper for the year during the preseason, third-round pick Tyrann Mathieu's season ended in Week 13 and fourth-round pick Alex Okafor went down in Week 3. Before any of that happened, sixth-round pick Ryan Swope suffered a career-ending concussion during OTAs and minicamp.

Josh Weinfuss

ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter

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