Bruce Arians says quarterback class in 2014 NFL draft lacks 'wow factor'

Thursday April 24th, 2014

2014 NFL draft QB class lacks 'wow' factor, says Bruce Arians Teddy Bridgewater could slip to the Cardinals at No. 20. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals hold the No. 20 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and there is some belief that they could be one of the teams in the mix for a quarterback if either Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater slide on draft day.

However, judging by recent comments from the team's head coach Bruce Arians, it doesn't look like they view quarterback as a first-round need, especially given the current class of quarterbacks.

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When Arians was asked if the team would consider a quarterback in the first round, he said he "can take the team we have right now and go play. We don't need anything."

"I don't know how many of them have a 'wow' factor, but there are some really, really good ones, guys that are going to play in the league for a long time," Arians said during an appearance at a Cardinals charity event. "I don't see an Andrew Luck, a Ben Roethlisberger or Peyton Manning, but I do see some guys that are very capable of playing."

The Cardinals made great strides in 2013 and appear to be on the brink of a breakthrough, but Carson Palmer isn't getting younger and the team will need to get a replacement in place sooner rather than later.

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