TEMPE, ARIZ. Cardinals second-round pick Kevin Minter got undercard billing at his introductory press conference Thursday at the teams practice complex.
It wasnt because top pick Jonathan Cooper was in attendance. That event had already come and gone. Its just that third-round pick and former LSU teammate Tyrann Mathieus story is a bit more compelling at this stage of his career a point the Cardinals' deft media relations staff understood when they brought Mathieu to the podium first.
"It is what it is," Minter said. "Even though I was obviously picked before him, the guy was a playmaker. He did a lot for us that national championship year.
Coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim believe Minter will do just as much for the Cardinals in the coming years. And it all starts with his reputation as a thumper a reputation he said he relishes.
Im not necessarily a hoo-rah type of guy. Im more of a speak-softly, carry-a-big-stick type of a dude, and yall will see when the seaso...