With their second-round pick, the Cardinals selected … well, nobody. The drama was postponed when they traded their selection, No. 38 overall, to the Chargers in exchange for the 45th pick and a fourth-rounder, the 110th choice overall.
In the meantime, the excitement at Radio City Music Hall ratcheted up a few notches, as the pick that was formerly owned by the Cardinals was used by the Chargers to select Manti Te’o, perhaps the most speculated-about player throughout the draft proceedings following a bizarre offseason and disappointing combine performance.
There was discussion earlier Friday that the Cards would be interested in Te’o to pair at inside linebacker with Daryl Washington, but that did not come to fruition, with the media circus instead heading farther west to San Diego.