TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals turned to the defensive secondary and chose cornerback Jamell Fleming of Oklahoma in the third round of Friday's NFL draft.
It was just the second pick of the draft for the Cardinals, who had no selection in the second round.
Fleming - the 80th player chosen overall - was defensive player of the game in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl, when he returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown in the Sooners' victory over Connecticut. It's the second year in a row that Arizona picked a cornerback early in the draft.
The Cardinals chose Patrick Peterson with the fifth pick overall a year ago.