Cardinals selected LSU ILB Kevin Minter with the No. 45 overall pick.
It's a position of need for the Cardinals, who have Daryl Washington facing a four-game suspension and a massive hole next to him. Minter (6-0, 246) was a 24-game starter in the middle of John Chavis' defense, logging 18.5 career tackles for loss, five sacks, and two forced fumbles. He ran 4.81 at the Combine with a 1.67 ten-yard split and 25 reps on the bench. Minter is better at shedding blocks than Manti Te'o, and plays with more physicality than Alec Ogletree, although he projects as a potential coverage liability. Like Curtis Lofton, Minter may have to open his career as a two-down linebacker. Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:34:00 PM