Burns: Fell into the Cardinals lap

Apr 27, 2009, 4:40 AM | Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 4:23 pm

Make no mistake; that wasn’t skill the Cardinals employed on Saturday in taking Beanie Wells.

That was sheer luck.

I don’t think any of us, even in our most mocked mock draft would have thought the Ohio State star would be there at #31. Yet there he was, the most intriguing player in the draft filling the Cardinals most glaring need.

It’s almost impossible not to love the fact that Beanie Wells is now a Cardinal. A high risk/high reward player, with virtually no risk. The ultimate boom or bust, but even if he busts, so what? He was a low first round pick. The costs are minimal.

Hopefully Wells was humbled by his draft day slide. Hopefully his history of injuries, questions about his toughness and suggestions he was coddled in Columbus will fade on a team that won without him, but needs him badly.

In Columbus he was “The Man.” In Arizona, he’s the fourth most popular player…..on the offense.

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