Cardinals need to bolster front four

Updated: February 24, 2004, 3:45 PM ET
By By Scouts, Inc. | For ESPN Insider

With free agency beginning March 3 and the draft just around the corner, Scouts, Inc., breaks down the biggest offseason needs for the Arizona Cardinals.

Quarterback: Though Josh McCown had some nice moments late last season and new coach Dennis Green has endorsed him, it is too early to anoint him this franchise's quarterback of the future. The release of Jeff Blake and the countless number of pressing needs for this team bodes well for McCown, but Arizona still could wind up drafting a quarterback high --most likely Mississippi's Eli Manning or Miami of Ohio's Ben Roethlisberger.