With the 45th pick in the draft, the Arizona Cardinals select…

Kevin Minter, LB, LSU Tigers (6-0, 246 pounds)

Wanting to add a tough, physical inside linebacker to their 3-4 defense, the Cardinals could not have found a better man for the job in Minter. While he lacks the foot quickness and speed that many teams prefer, for an inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, the LSU standout is more than athletic enough and does an outstanding job against blockers.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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