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Will Cards be forced to reach for a QB?

Updated: March 22, 2013, 3:55 PM ET
By Steve Muench

Offseason moves -- both trades and free-agent signings -- can significantly change a team's draft needs and strategies.

Teams have a much easier time picking need over value when they have already addressed their most glaring weaknesses before draft weekend. On the flip side, organizations that fail to fill big roster holes are more likely to reach to fill needs, and those picks are more likely to backfire.

So what's happened so far in the NFC West that will impact the way its teams approach the 2013 draft? Here's a look at the big moves all four teams have made and how they affect early draft strategy.

Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals have not been sitting on their hands this offseason. They signed CB Antoine Cason to replace cap casualty William Gay as a starter opposite Patrick Peterson, and free-agent signing Jerraud Powers is capable of holding up in the slot if he can stay healthy.

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