We absolutely killed the Cardinals, I don't it would've been possible to lose even if they tried to.
On the bright side, we had the same record as the Lions... who picked 13th. Could've been much worse but now we have Smith who has the look of being Demarcus Ware or Brian Orakpo. We don't know who's going to be better, and if you look at the past several drafts, the best defensive players are always drafted after the top 5. Ware was drafted at 11, and people really questioned it because he came from Troy, was kind of skinny, and Merriman who was still on the board was thought to be the much better prospect. You think the Raiders might like to have Haloti Ngata instead of Michael Huff? I bet the Jets would love to have Terrell Suggs over Dewayne Robertson.
The point is the draft is not so cut and dry as Mel Kiper and Mike Mayock would have you believe. When I look at the top of past drafts I always get a chuckle because of players that at the time I was so convinced were going to be all-pros every year the way they were built up to be 'can't misses', but they really just did not live up to those expectations, and the good players turned out to be ones no one was really talking about. I don't know if that's going to be the case in this year's draft or with PP7 and Smith, but history says it's a good bet.