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Bruce Arians starts his morning reading mock drafts

The new Arizona Cardinals administration certainly is keeping it light leading up to next week's 2013 NFL Draft.

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It seems that part of Cardinals coach Bruce Arians' daily amusement starts in the morning when reading the multitude of mock drafts, he said during a pre-draft news conference Thursday.

"It's fun to watch all the prognosticators change their mock drafts every two hours," Arians said, the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers reported. "As soon as somebody signs in free agency, it's 'Oh, I have to do another mock draft.'

"It's the first thing I read every morning, to see what these guys are saying."

General manager Steve Keim said he expects their top two draft picks (No. 7 and No. 38) to contribute immediately. Planning for otherwise would not be good for job security.

"You have to be prepared to play those guys," Keim said. "I'll give you a small anecdote from one of our draft meeting the other day. I won't tell you who the player is. One of Bruce's coaches had made a comment that we could potentially take this guy at seven but he may not be ready to play right away.

"I looked at Bruce and I asked him if he wanted to tell him or should I? If we draft this guy at seven, if he expects me to keep my job, he's going to play."

Arians added, "Mine too."

This is the first time Keim and Arians have held their respective positions. Neither seem overly stressed by the process. We would expect no less from the man in the Kangol.

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