The Arizona Cardinals had a number of different directions they could have gone with their first-round pick.
They eventually tabbed Washington State safety Deone Bucannon after moving back to the No. 27 pick after a trade with the New Orleans Saints, and here’s how media members and draft experts reacted to the Cardinals’ pick:
#Cardinals get my 4th rated safety… But it was obvious when they traded down that was their target…
— Seth Cox (@SethCoxFB) May 9, 2014
Bruce Arians talked last week about the growing importance of having a safety who could cover. Is Deone Bucannon that guy?
— Adam Green (@theAdamGreen) May 9, 2014
— alexan balekian (@ALEXANTHEAIR) May 9, 2014
Bucannon is 6-1, 211 pounds. He's the big safety the #AZCardinals needed.
— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) May 9, 2014
Arizona Cardinals secondary:
That's very formidable
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) May 9, 2014
I had Bucannon going to the Pats a few picks later and I know the Eagles considered him too. Hits like a jackhammer and has wheels
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 9, 2014
— Paul Calvisi (@PaulCalvisi) May 9, 2014
Bucannon is a big hitter, 6-1 211. #azcardinals could go big in secondary with Cro, Pat P and this guy.
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) May 9, 2014
Deone Bucannon #AZPick 4 year starter at WSU. Arrived on campus at 170 lbs. Combine 6'1 221; 2013 led Pac12 w/ 114 tackles
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) May 9, 2014
New #Cardinals SS Deone Bucannon is 6'1/211. Led Pac 12 in tackles last yr. 15 career INTs. 1st-tm All American. Ran 4.49 in Indy. Striker.
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) May 9, 2014
Deone Bucannon is top 15 overall player in late 20 selection. I love that pick.
— Paul Bessire (@predictmachine) May 9, 2014
Deone Buchannon didn't make his Varsity HS football team until junior year. Lettered in golf 4 straight years.. Arizona makes perfect sense
— trey wingo (@wingoz) May 9, 2014