Cardinals now in foreign territory with 31st pickPosted: Updated:
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The NFC champion Arizona Cardinals have the 31st pick out of 32 in Saturday's draft.
The late selection is the product of Arizona's improbable run to the Super Bowl last season.
Arizona could have a higher selection if the team agrees to trade disgruntled wide receiver Anquan Boldin. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver remains upset over his contract situation and wants to be dealt.
Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt has acknowledged the team will listen to offers, but insists the main goal is to re-sign Boldin, who has two years left on his deal.
If the Cardinals' first choice comes at No. 31, Whisenhunt knows it's a guessing game which players will be available.
Arizona's first-round picks the last two years were offensive tackle Levi Brown in 2007 and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in 2008. Both started in the Super Bowl.