Cardinals pick Va. Tech QB Thomas in 4th round

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The Arizona Cardinals went for a quarterback in the fourth round of the NFL draft, taking Virginia Tech's big Logan Thomas.

At 6-foot-6, 248 pounds and with a strong arm, Thomas could be groomed as an eventual replacement for 34-year-old Carson Palmer.

Coach Bruce Arians had downplayed the idea of taking a quarterback in later rounds, but he reportedly loved what he saw during in-person visits with Thomas.

Thomas completed 55.5 percent of his passes for 9,003 career yards for the Hokies, with 53 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions. As a senior, he completed 56.5 percent for 2,907 yards and 16 TDs with 13 interceptions.

Thomas was the sixth quarterback selected in the draft and the 120th pick overall.

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