Australians slam Governments hidden holiday tax

first_imgMore than 80 per cent of voters say Australia’s hidden AU$1 billion holiday tax should be slashed or invested directly into the tourism industry to support economic growth and more jobs rather than fill the Government’s coffers, according to a survey commissioned by the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF).The survey of more than 1,000 Australians reveals that more than 85 per cent of Australians are unaware that they are paying a $55 Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) every time they leave Australia on an international flight or cruise.The hidden tax is charged on more than 20 million Australians and international visitors traveling overseas through our airports and seaports every year.Estimated to raise close to $1 billion in revenue in the next financial year, only $250 million is actually spent on processing passengers, with the remaining $750 million is going straight into the government’s coffers.‘The Passenger Movement Charge is a hidden holiday tax on every Australian and overseas visitor traveling through our international gateways and does nothing to support the growth of the industry and creation of more jobs,” said TTF CEO Margy Osmond.“Tourism has been identified as a super-growth sector of the future but the hidden holiday tax continues to be a handbrake on the industry expected to raise $1 billion from travellers in the next financial year.”Nearly 40 per cent of voters said political parties must outline their plans for the holiday tax during the election campaign. A bipartisan three-year freeze on the charge will end after the election and TTF is calling for all parties to commit to continuing the freeze for the next term of Parliament.‘’Political parties cannot run dead on this issue during the election campaign – they must spell out their plans for this hidden holiday tax on travellers. This is their chance to announce they will continue to freeze the PMC at the current rate and commit to reducing the cost of this hidden tax over the longer term,” Ms Osmond said.More than a third of people (36.4 per cent) said political parties should commit to reducing the cost of travelling to and from Australia, while a quarter (25.1 per cent) said they would support a political party that commits to not increasing the PMC.Only 13 per cent of voters said the government should be allowed to spend the PMC revenue however it saw fit. TTF AustraliaSource = Tourism & Transport Forum Australialast_img read more

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Spa sweeps world luxury hotel award

first_imgJW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa sweeps world luxury hotel awardsJW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa sweeps world luxury hotel awardsJW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa was recognized at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards held at the Kulm Hotel St Moritz in Switzerland last week.During the glamourous evening, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa was the recipient of three awards, namely Global Winner of Luxury Beach Retreat, Global Winner of Luxury Private Beach Resort and Country Winner of Luxury Ocean View Resort – Thailand.“We are extremely proud and truly honored to receive these prestigious awards. It is a testament of the hard work and continuing effort of the entire team who are committed to delivering outstanding guest experiences through service excellence,” commented Keith Massey, General Manager of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa.“It is particularly gratifying and humbling to receive these honors as they are based on our guests voicing their satisfaction regarding their previous experiences during their stays,” he added.World Luxury Hotel Awards is regarded as the “Oscars of the hospitality industry”. The awards offer recognition for earning the respect of guests and key industry players. Winners are determined by the feedback from over 300,000 international travelers during a four-week online voting period. There are more than 2,000 hotels nominated for the awards in 99 different categories. Source = JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spalast_img read more

Qatar Airways inaugural flight to Penang Malaysia

first_imgQatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Penang, MalaysiaQatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Penang, MalaysiaQatar Airways’ first non-stop flight to Penang touched down today at Penang International Airport, inaugurating the award-winning airline’s second destination in Malaysia, as it continues its robust expansion plans throughout South East Asia.Qatar Airways flight QR 850, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, departed Hamad International Airport on Tuesday at 02:30 and arrived at Penang International Airport at 14:30 on 6 February 2018.The delegation was led by Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Ehab Amin, and was accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, the Malaysian Ambassador to the State of Qatar.The VIP delegation was greeted in Penang by His Excellency Mr. Essa Bin Mohamed Al-Mannai, Qatari Ambassador to Malaysia; His Excellency Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang; Datuk Badlisham Bin Ghazali, Managing Director, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and Mr. Ooi Chok Yan, Chief Executive Officer of Penang Global Tourism.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to launch direct flights to Penang, a long-anticipated addition to our global route network. Our Kuala Lumpur service started in 2001, and it has since grown to a triple-daily direct non-stop service to and from Doha. We are tremendously pleased to now be able to offer our passengers another exciting destination to experience in this beautiful country.“The addition of Penang to our global network comes as part of our continued expansion plans throughout Eastern Asia, as we have recently launched direct services to Thailand’s Chiang Mai and Pattaya, as well as adding additional services to Krabi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.”His Excellency Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang, said: “We offer a UNESCO World Heritage city that is captivating in not only our cultural diversity and religious harmony but also in offering our natural beauty and world class tourism products. Let your senses be invaded by sights, sounds and smells that will entice you to come back for more.”Managing Director of Malaysia Airports, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, said: “With the current triple-daily frequencies to Kuala Lumpur catering to the many passengers travelling to destinations in North America and Europe, we believe that the same demand for these destinations from Penang is growing rapidly. As one of the busiest airports in Malaysia, Penang International Airport recorded seven million passenger movements last year.“It is without doubt that the airport is the hub for northern Malaysia, bearing potential for increased connectivity. Having worked together for the past 17 years, we take pleasure in welcoming Qatar Airways, which will be another great addition to the existing internationalairlines at Penang International Airport. With this new route, Qatar Airways will be the first Middle Eastern carrier to offer non-stop flight service from Doha to Penang, a city well known for being a UNESCO World Heritage City. The long haul flight to Penang will also bring a great expansion in tourism opportunities in Malaysia. We definitely look forward to creating many more memorable moments with Qatar Airways.”At a press conference held at the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang shortly after the inaugural flight arrival, Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Ehab Amin, announced the Penang route will be boosted to a four-times-weekly frequency effective 1 July 2018.Until then, Qatar Airways will fly three times a week to Penang with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which features 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, with spacious cabins and specially-designed interiors.From ornate temples to tropical gardens, the sights and sounds of Penang reflect the city’s rich cultural heritage. Holidaymakers and business travellers alike will be enchanted by the country’s magnificent scenery. Penang, known as the gourmet capital of Malaysia, offers a host of culinary delights to please the palate. Penang is also the most frequented destination for retirees in Malaysia.The award-winning airline first launched service to Malaysia in December 2001, and currently operates a triple-daily service to Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital.Qatar Airways seamlessly connects passengers from Malaysia to more than 150 destinations across six continents via its award-winning Hamad International Airport. As part of its continued expansion plans, the airline also recently launched services to Chiang Mai, Thailand and St. Petersburg, Russia, and plans a host of exciting route launches for 2018, including Thessaloniki, Greece; Canberra, Australia and Cardiff, United Kingdom, to name just a few.The national carrier of the State of Qatar is one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines operating a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.The award-winning airline has received a number of accolades recently, including ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. In addition to being voted ‘World’s Best Airline’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Middle East Airline,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’Flight Schedule:Tuesday, Thursday and SaturdayDoha (DOH) to Penang (PEN) QR850 departs: 02:30 arrives 14:30Penang (PEN) to Doha (DOH) QR851 departs: 20:30 arrives 23:20Source = Qatar Airwayslast_img read more

Serene and Stunning Japan with roomsXML

first_imgroomsXML has over 96,000 properties worldwide. If you are unsure about which property to book, always check for the ‘Preferred’ logo next to the hotel; that means its been recommended by other Travel Agents. Thanks for Wikitravel for the tips. Serene and Stunning: Japan with roomsXML When we think of Japan, we think of quality electronics and cherry blossoms ! But this nation of islands in East Asia, has more depth and longevity than that.Japanese culture goes back millennia, but is a fascinating mix of conservatism, and progression; of old and new; of east versus west. Its not unusual to see hundred year old wooden shacks, butted up against 30 story skyscrapers. Japan values its tradition, but embraces progressive ideals.Travellers could spend months and months exploring the multi faceted life and culture of the Japanese. But assuming there is only time for a few weeks, heres some suggestions:If your clients were to jump on a plane right now, they might just catch the last whiff of the cherry blossom; probably not, but its worth a shot ! Across Japan, some of the most famous cherry blossom festivals are at Matsumae Park (Hokkaido), Hirosaki (Tohoku), Ka-jo Castle Park, Yamagata, and at Kakunodate.During summer, Tokyo is a delight. Some of the more unusual things to see is the Summer purification rites, occurring in various shrines across Kanagawa in late June. Fireworks festivals are almost at plague proportion, a feast for the eyes, especially for the young or young at heart.During Autumn, colourful foliage falls from the tees, and for the Japanese, this activity is a national pastime. If the traveller cant get there in time for cherry blossoms, Autumn is just as good.Winter; more than just skiing which is of a phenomenal quality and value. Sunny days, and perfect conditions ensure travellers from all over the world will make the trek.With 2978 properties in Japan, roomsXML has the traveller covered.Tokyo: Dont miss the Imperial Palace, temples of Asakusa, and the Meij Shrine. Tr to time any visit with the narrow window of cherry blossoms.roomsXML has 508 Properties in TokyoKyoto: Probably the most attractive city in Japan, but also suffers from massive urban sprawl. Multiple world heritage sites, Imperial Palaces, and do not forget to visit one of the world famous bath houses.roomsXML has 230 Properties in KyotoOsaka: A massive city with plenty of attractions. Visit the cultural centre in Minami, Osaka Castle, Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum, Shitennōji Temple, and takein a show at the National Bunraku Theater; one of the last remaining.roomsXML has 187 Properties in Osakacenter_img roomsXML.comconnect today roomsXML.comdiscover more here Source = roomsxml.comlast_img read more

Korean Air Celebrates 40 Years of Serving New York

first_imgKorean Air Celebrates 40 Years of Serving New YorkKorean Air Celebrates 40 Years of Serving New YorkKorean Air is celebrating its 40th anniversary of scheduled service between New York and Seoul.The carrier celebrated its milestone with a party at JFK on March 29th at which staff members distributed eco-bags and personal thank-you notes with each passenger’s name at the boarding gate. The 40th passenger that checked in for the flight received a complimentary economy class round-trip ticket between New York and Seoul.“Congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the New York-Seoul route! It means a lot to take part in such a meaningful event,” said Mr. Joosung Ryu, the 40th passenger that checked in for the flight.Korean Air launched scheduled service to New York on March 29, 1979, operating three times a week. In the 1970s, when foreign travel was rare, the national carrier with its Taegeuk logo served as a way for Koreans who lived overseas to feel connected to their country. It also enabled Koreans living in the eastern part of the U.S. to fly home quickly and safely.Scheduled service from between Seoul and New York increased frequency to 10 times a week in 1986. It has grown into a major route, carrying around 490,000 passengers per year, which is the second highest number of passengers among its U.S. routes, just behind Los Angeles.Korean Air currently operates flights to New York 14 times a week on an A380, seating 407 people. The entire upper deck is designated for Business Class travelers.About Korean AirKorean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 124 cities in 44 countries on five continents; it has a modern fleet of 167 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Korean Air’s core business includes passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering and in-flight sales. The airline’s main hub is at the Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2 which opened in 2018.Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which together with its 19 members annually welcomes 630 million passengers worldwide, on more than 14,500 daily flights, covering 1,150 destinations in 175 countries. The airline launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the trans-Pacific market in May 2018.In 2019 Korean Air celebrates its 50th anniversary. With a vision to be a respected leader in the world airline community, Korean Air is dedicated to providing excellence in flight.More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at koreanair.com Korean AirBook Flights HereSource = Korean Airlast_img read more

Mudds Departure Offers Look Back at GSE Execs in 2011

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Housing Affordability Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission 2011-12-23 Ryan Schuette December 23, 2011 434 Views Current and former GSE executives entered national conversations in late 2011 as several retired from their positions, lawmakers took a hard look at multimillion-dollar bonuses, and one member of Congress charged that some senior-level executives received discounted loans in exchange for influence.[IMAGE]On Wednesday “”Fortress Investment Group””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html announced that former “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html CEO Daniel Mudd would take a leave of absence from his current role as the company’s chief executive.Mudd said in a statement that he wants to “”focus on matters outside of Fotress [and] not affect the business or operations of the company.””This week the Securities and Exchange Commission launched an investigation against Mudd and other past GSE executives on a number of charges related to the subprime crisis.The financial services firm offered up Randal Nardone, principal and co-founder of Fortress, as an interim replacement for Mudd.””We are grateful to Dan for his service and leadership over the past two and a half years and support his decision to take a [COLUMN_BREAK]leave of absence at this point in time,”” Nardone said in a statement. “”We look forward to Dan’s return in the hope that matters are resolved favorably and expeditiously.””Mudd’s leave of absence follows a series of resignations by “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ CEO Ed Haldeman, Chairman John Koskinen, and several other board members, with uncertainty over why their resignations went forward at the same time.These were small problems for current and former GSE executives in 2011, as problems mounted for both current and former GSE executives.In November a Politico report drew attention to $13 million in bonuses for 10 executives with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by yearend, striking a chord with lawmakers interested in weaning the companies off federal conservatorship.Sens. “”Mark Begich””:http://begich.senate.gov/public/ (D-Alaska) and “”John Thune””:http://thune.senate.gov/public/ (R-South Dakota) led the charge with a letter by 34 fellow Republicans and 24 fellow Democrats to condemn compensation approval by the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/ (FHFA), calling “”such executive compensation… wildly imprudent”” in lieu of more than $140 billion in taxpayer funds for the companies since 2008.Haldeman and current Fannie Mae CEO Mike Williams tried to soften the blow from their bonuses by testifying with FHFA Acting Director Edward DeMarco at a congressional committee hearing in November.It wasn’t enough to placate House members, however, who voted to pass the Equity in Government Compensation Act ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô a bill that would reduce compensation for GSE executives to salary levels expected for senior-level officials at federal agencies.The Senate still needs to reconcile the House bill with a version of its own to forward it to President Barack Obama’s desk. in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Share Mudd’s Departure Offers Look Back at GSE Execs in 2011last_img read more

Clayton Holdings Selects New CRE Managing Director

first_img September 25, 2012 450 Views Share “”Clayton Holdings LLC””:http://www.clayton.com/ selected James Meleones to serve as senior managing director of Commercial Real Estate (CRE) services. [IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]An industry veteran of more than 30 years, Meleones’ duties in his new role include overseeing all aspects of Clayton’s commercial real estate practice, such as loan-level due diligence, loan and portfolio valuation, and portfolio oversight and strategy. Prior to his appointment, Meleones worked at Bank of America for 15 years, serving as national underwriting manager for the bank’s Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) business. He also spent 20 years at Continental Wingate Company, where he focused on commercial real estate.Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, Clayton Holdings provides due diligence, underwriting, and surveillance services to the residential and commercial mortgage and fixed-income industries. Agents & Brokers Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2012-09-25 Esther Chocenter_img in Origination, Servicing Clayton Holdings Selects New CRE Managing Directorlast_img read more

Interthinx Releases White Paper for Stress Testing on Retail Portfolios

first_img February 21, 2013 418 Views “”Interthinx’s””:http://www.interthinx.com/ Predictive Analytics group published a new white paper outlining its recommendations for conducting stress testing on retail lending portfolios.[IMAGE]The paper, titled “”A Proven Approach to Stress Testing Consumer Loan Portfolios””:http://www2.interthinx.com/Predictive_Analytics_Stress_Testing, details the measurements, data sets, and procedures needed to develop more sophisticated economic models to assist lenders in meeting stress-testing requirements.””Scenario-based forecasting is a critical aspect in assessing a lender’s ability to withstand economic stressors,”” said Michael Smith, chief technology officer and chief architect at Interthinx. [COLUMN_BREAK]””By quantifying the factors driving portfolio performance, we can provide transparency in the modeling process so managers can see why performance changes.””The key to this methodology, Interthinx says, is the isolation of portfolio performance components to separate the non-economic factors that can skew portfolio analyses and provide imprecise results. By considering economic factors separately, retail lenders are better able to predict how different economic scenarios would affect both their portfolios and the overall health of their capital reserves.When conducting the analysis on behalf of clients, Interthinx relies on its Dual-time Dynamics (DtD) technology, which uses a two-stage decomposition process to analyze rates of change in delinquency, default, and other variables. The patented technology is able to distill historical portfolio performance down to its core drivers and isolate macroeconomic structure.””Job one at Interthinx is to develop technology and processes that support our clients’ strategic planning and risk mitigation initiatives,”” said Interthinx president Jeff Moyer. “”When combined with best practices in selecting economic variables, the information distillation that DtD decomposition provides can be invaluable for organizations seeking to create economic response models for stress testing.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Interthinx Releases White Paper for Stress Testing on Retail Portfolioscenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-02-21 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more

Aprils Forecasts for Existing Home Sales and Prices Show Housing is Gaining

first_img Existing home sales are projected to fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.15 and 5.47 million annually with a target of 5.31 million during April, according to Auction.com’s April 2015 Real Estate Nowcast released Wednesday.April’s target annual sales rate for existing homes of 5.31 million is an increase of 2.3 percent from March and 11.8 percent from April 2014, according to Auction.com.”Among the factors contributing to the jump in March’s existing home sales, pent-up demand from weak sales in January and February probably played a significant role,” Auction.com EVP Rick Sharga said. “Consumer psychology is likely also at play here: with talk of the Fed hiking interest rates as early as June, buyers who’ve been sitting on the sidelines may have decided to buy now and lock in today’s historically low interest rates.”Sharga also noted that while the 5.31 million target number for April is up both month-over-month and year-over-year, a truly healthy housing market would be on a pace for about six million in existing home sales annually. He said the annual rate of existing home sales will probably continue at about the five million range for the next year.Regarding the housing market this spring, Tim Rood, Chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Collingwood Group and former Fannie Mae executive, told Dirk Van on Westwood One’s “Radio Light” program that the market “seems to be moving in the right direction. We were concerned coming in to this spring buying season that we were at a bit of an inflection point or tipping point. As we saw things continue to kind of lament and slow down than there was a great risk that we would fall back and have kind of an echo housing drop but it looks like we are still moving forward.” Click here to hear Van’s interview with Rood.April’s Auction.com Nowcast indicates that existing home prices will fall in the range of $201,052 to $222,215 for the month. The targeted price of $211,633 is up by 5 percent from April 2014. The announcement from Auction.com noted that the existing home sales data for March released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that both the annual rate of existing home sales for March (5.19 million) and the existing home price for March ($212,100) were within the ranges for March that Auction.com predicted a month ago in the Nowcast. The existing home price of $212,100 represented an increase of 7.8 percent from the previous March.”After a quiet start to the year, sales activity picked up greatly throughout the country in March,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said. “The combination of low interest rates and the ongoing stability in the job market is improving buyer confidence and finally releasing some of the sizable pent-up demand that accumulated in recent years.”Recent improvements in the labor market could provide a solid foundation for further growth of the housing market, according to Auction.com Chief Economist Peter Muoio.”Despite some wobbles in recent macroeconomic indicators, we’ve seen indications of an improved U.S. labor market, suggesting a firmer foundation for growth,” Muoio said. “These indicators include not only headline employment growth and unemployment rates, but also the pace of voluntary quits, the stabilization of labor force participation and even some nascent signs of stirring wage growth. The improved labor market is an essential underlying footing for healthy home sales, and March’s results – and more broadly the green shoots of housing sales and price strength – appear to bear this out.”Auction.com’s Nowcast model uses industry data, proprietary company transactional data and Google search activity data to predict market trends as they are occurring, weeks in advance of the release of other benchmark studies. April’s Forecasts for Existing Home Sales and Prices Show Housing is Gaining Momentum in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News April 22, 2015 541 Views center_img Auction.com Nowcast Collingwood Group Existing Home Prices Existing-Home Sales National Association of Realtors 2015-04-22 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

CFPB Requests Comments on Enhanced Consumer Complaint Database

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a request for information regarding its consumer complaint database after going live with an enhanced version of the database last week, according to the CFPB.The CFPB’s new enhanced public-facing consumer complaint database, which went live on June 25, included more than 7,700 consumer accounts of complaints that consumers have had with financial companies with regards to the way their mortgages, accounts, credit cards, debt collection, and other services are handled. The Bureau published the request for information to determine whether there are ways to help the public more easily understand the information presented in the database and how consumers can compare the information the database contains.”In an effort to continue dialogue on easier ways to compare complaint handling performance, the Bureau requests specific suggestions from market participants, consumers, and other stakeholders on data normalization and its proper implementation within the database,” CFPB said in the request for information.The Bureau reported as of June 1, 2015, it has handled more than 627,000 complaints from the time it opened its doors in July 2011. According to the CFPB, about 28 percent of those complaints have been mortgage-related, making it the category with the largest share (debt collection was second with 25 percent). The Bureau says it forwards the complaints to companies and works to get a response, typically within 15 days.The CFPB launched its Consumer Complaint Database in June 2012. At that time, the database included basic individual-level information about the complaints such as the date the complaint was submitted, the issue, the company being complained about, the type of product, and how the company handled the complaint. The consumer who submitted the complaint remained anonymous, though their ZIP code was included.The Bureau finalized a policy in March 2015 allowing consumers to publicly share their narratives when submitting complaints to the database. More than half of the complaints received have been shared publicly since the CFPB finalized the policy. The publishing of consumer narratives from the complaint database has been highly controversial; financial companies, including many mortgage servicers and banks, expressed concern that the Bureau was publishing one-sided, unverified information that may be damaging to companies’ reputation.”The purpose of this request for information is to solicit and collect input from the public on how data are presented in the database,” the CFPB said in the request for information. “The Bureau is requesting feedback on best practices for ‘normalizing’ the raw complaint data it makes available via the database so they are easier for the public to use and understand. To normalize data is to transform ‘raw’ data so that they may be compared in meaningful ways. This transformation increases the interoperability of ‘raw’ data—that is, the extent to which different users can share and make use of the data because they have a common understanding of its meaning.”In order to provide more context and insight to the complaints received, The Five Star Institute and Black Knight Financial Services released a report titled Analysis and Study of CFPB Consumer Complaint Data Related to Mortgage Servicing Activities in April. In the report, Black Knight and Five Star compared the Bureau’s two predominant mortgage complaint categories – servicing and default – with loan trends, and also included publicly available data from both the CFPB and mortgage servicers as reported from the CFPB database.Click here to read the full request for information. To submit comments electronically, click here. Comments submitted through the mail should be addressed to Monica Jackson, Office of the Executive Secretary, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, D.C., 2006.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of MReport and MReport.com. July 1, 2015 484 Views Sharecenter_img CFPB Requests Comments on Enhanced Consumer Complaint Database Consumer Compliant Database Consumer Financial Protection Bureau mortgage 2015-07-01 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

Singlefamily Homes and the American Dream

first_imgSingle-family Homes and the American Dream in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News July 9, 2018 657 Views Homebuyers Homeownership homes HOUSING Single-Family Homes suburbs Zillow 2018-07-09 Radhika Ojhacenter_img Share Living in a detached single-family home in the suburbs remains a top homeownership dream for American homebuyers across all age groups, according to Zillow’s latest Housing Aspirations Report. The report, which surveyed aspiring homeowners across 20 metros found that around 64 percent of the respondents agreed that owning a home was a “key to a higher social status and necessary to live the American Dream.”The report revealed that 70 percent of respondents felt that homeownership increased one’s standing in the community. If there were no money or budget constraints, 94 percent of the respondents said they would own a home. the current rate of homeownership is at 64 percent in the U.S. today, Zillow said, making money “clearly an object for many would-be homeowners who are currently renting.”Looking at the type of homes they wished to live in, the report found that 82 percent of the respondents preferred living in a single-family home. However, 9 percent of young adults said that they would choose an attached single-family home. Ten percent of those surveyed said that they preferred living in a condo or a co-op and only 7 percent of Americans preferred living in a townhome.Despite single-family homes topping the list of ideal abodes across the country, cities like New York, Miami, Chicago, and Tampa had a higher share of respondents who were willing to “embrace denser living arrangements,” the report said. In these cities, 12 percent or more respondents identified condos, co-ops, or apartments as their ideal housing type.Suburbs topped the list of locations where these aspiring homeowners would like to settle down, the report revealed, with 56 percent of the respondents across race and ethnicity saying they preferred living in a suburban area, followed by 26 percent who preferred the urban areas. The report also indicated that the desire to live in an urban area was higher among Hispanics and Asians.While respondents in Philadelphia, Detroit, and Boston were most likely to prefer the suburbs, those hailing from Miami, San Jose, and San Francisco were more likely to choose an urban living area to call home.The American Dream though is evolving, the report said, with young adults having slightly different preferences such as renting, living in a townhome, urban communities, and good access to public transit.last_img read more

The Week Ahead Which Housing Markets are Overvalued

first_img Share On Tuesday, CoreLogic will release its report giving insights into U.S. Home Prices in December with a forecast from January. The report, titled “U.S. Home Price Insights” features an interactive view of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index and is designed to provide an early indication of home price trends. The report also forecasts home price levels for single-family homes and highlights markets that are currently priced above the median national home price and those that are underperforming.According to the last home price insights report for November 2018 with forecasts from December, home prices were expected to increase by 4.8 percent on a year-over-year basis from November 2018 to November 2019. On a month-over-month basis, home prices were expected to decrease slightly by 0.8 from November 2018 to December 2018.“The rise in mortgage rates has dampened buyer demand and slowed home-price growth. Interest rates for new 30-year fixed-rate loans averaged 4.9 percent during December, the highest monthly average since February 2011. These higher rates and home prices have reduced buyer affordability. Home sellers are responding by lowering their asking price, which is reflected in the slowing growth of the CoreLogic Home Price Index,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic.Here’s what else is happening in the week ahead:President’s State of the Union Address, Tuesday 9 p.m. ESTCoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, Tuesday, 9 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTEllie Mae Millennial Tracker, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ESTJerome Powell Speaks, Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday 10 a.m. EST February 1, 2019 1,357 Views CoreLogic Ellie Mae Home Prices HOUSING loans mortgage 2019-02-01 Radhika Ojhacenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Which Housing Markets are Overvalued?last_img read more

February 15 2019

first_imgFebruary 15 , 2019 Mexican avocados now account for around 85% of imports to Japan, APEAM said.Commercial in JapanAPEAM hosted a press conference at the Mexican Embassy in Japan on Feb. 7 to launch its latest commercial.The association’s president, Gabriel Villaseñor, spoke to Japanese reporters and importers over a video call to explain the success Mexican avocados were seeing both in Japan and in the world in general.A special recipe was also presented by Japanese chef Mokomichi Hayami, Avocados from Mexico’s brand ambassador in the country. U.S.: LGS enhances summer citrus, Peruvian avocado … You might also be interested in Calavo kicks off 2019 with record results as Q1 ne …center_img Avocado, coffee and citrus ‘threaten global food … Mexico notched strong increases in avocado exports to Canada, China and Japan last year, as the industry continues to diversify its markets.In addition, the industry recently launched a new TV commercial in Japan, where Mexico is the largest avocado supply by far.The Association of Producers, Exporters and Packers of Avocados from Mexico (APEAM) said that, comparing 2018 data to 2017, exports to Canada rose by 22% from 60,877 metric tons (MT) to 74,358MT.To Japan, they rose by 15% from 46,200MT to 53,100MT, while to China, they increased by a little over double from 6,298MT to 13,750MT. Peruvian avocados: Greater early-season volumes ma … last_img read more

The spectacular Ulu Cliffhouse nestled in Uluwatu

first_imgThe spectacular Ulu Cliffhouse, nestled in Uluwatu, Bali, will have its grand opening on Saturday 2 December 2017. The 50,000ft² clifftop playground, with unparalleled oceanic views, aims to become home to Bali’s creative crowd, and ‘wanderlusters’. Designed by Shed London and Bali’s Design Assembly, the beach club ‘draws on the iconic 1950s Palm Springs aesthetic, enhancing its raw environment with modern edges, effortless chic and youthful cheek.’There’s a 25m infinity pool, a music recording studio, an art space, a resident surfboard shaper, and an open-air restaurant to cliff side rock bar, hanging provocatively over the waves. The restaurant is headed by renowned Peruvian Chef Diego Muñoz, who led Astrid & Gaston to #14 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List. The culinary offering claims to go beyond the typical beach club menu by incorporating both the influence of Diego’s travels around the world, and Bali’s local environment. The menu includes a raw bar showcasing his personal take on ceviches, tiraditos, and an array of other culinary delights. The rock bar sits half way down the cliff face and is accessible via a winding stairway. Guests can sip on tiki-style cocktails and patrons will also have access to the bar’s very own private beach cove, where turquoise seawater meets a fine, sandy shoreline.Music plays a key role at Ulu Cliffhouse, blending Ulu Cliffhouse’s varying elements into a cohesive theme. The dynamic musical team, led by legendary music producer, mixer and composer Neil McLellan, brings together Bali’s most experienced and eclectic DJs – curating a custom soundtrack that provides daytime vibes to upbeat tunes for a spectacular sundown.Ulu Cliffhouse is created and developed by F&B entrepreneurs – Out & Out Hospitality whose operations span Singapore (Operation Dagger, Oxwell & Co) and Bali (KILN on Petitenget and the new Mandala House). baliUlu Cliffhouselast_img read more

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first_img“I haven’t met 98% of my players,” Horton said. “So for me to say I’m going to hit the ground running with this complex system isn’t realistic. It’s going to have to be fluid.” Top Stories Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation He began taking lessons on May 9 and hopes to earn his license by the end of July. To earn a license, Horton must log at least 40 hours in the air and pass a written FAA exam.While flight school and being a defensive coordinator may be completely unrelated, Horton feels there are a few lessons he can take from his flight training that will apply to his job with the Cardinals.“How am I going to handle a player who makes a mistake?” Horton said to USA Today. “Hopefully I’ll remember when I made a critical mistake. Football is not life and death like it can be in an airplane. So when someone busts a coverage in Cover 2 and it costs us a game, I’ll keep it in perspective.”Patience and perspective will not be the only lesson the Horton takes from flight school to the NFL.Horton has been learning to fly at a very rapid pace and due to the NFL lockout he will have to implement his defensive scheme at a similar pace.“One thing I’ve got going for me, is that all of our division opponents have new offensive coordinators,” Horton said. “So we are all in the same boat.”While Horton would like to teach his defense as quick as possible, he does understand there will be a learning curve. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Thanks to the current NFL lockout, many players coaches and others around football have an awful lot of free time on their hands that they are looking to fill.While athletes have been holding team workouts and having fun on twitter, Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton has decided to learn how to fly a plane.Horton has wanted to learn to fly for a while, but has never been able to find time because of football. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Wednesday October 10 • Bills sign offensive line

first_imgWednesday, October 10• Bills sign offensive lineman Wells (Buffalo News) The Bills placed Colin Brown on injured reserve and signed free agent Reggie Wells to make sure they have enough O-linemen for Sunday’s game with the Arizona Cardinals.• Nix says ‘D’ must step it up (Buffalo News) • Bills notebook: Tashard offers Choice words to teammates (Buffalo News)“Just our mind-set, it felt like we were lacking our energy. The seriousness, the importance of every game, every snap. I wanted them to realize that. We’ve got to continue to feel that, continue to be the aggressor. How we played, I was really disappointed because I know how hard we work during the week. I know what kind of good players we’ve got.” • Bryan Scott: We’re sick of this (BuffaloBills.com)“I thought we came out and I thought we played well in the first half,” said Scott. “In the second half, we just didn’t go, and it’s embarrassing to see. We’re sick of this. This is terrible.” • 17 facts about Bills D stats that resemble the debt clock (Buffalo News)1) The Bills allowed a team-record 621 yards of total offense and have posted two of their three worst defensive performances in franchise history the past two weeks. • What it’ll take to turn it around (BuffaloBills.com)Everybody in Buffalo’s locker room is trying to come up with a way to improve individual performance in the hopes in helps to make a difference in the final score on the board on Sundays. Here’s what Eric Wood thinks it will take to turn it around.• Buffalo Bills Could Promote Nigel Bradham To Rookie Starter (Buffalo Rumblings)After two consecutive historically bad weeks on the defensive side of the football, the Buffalo Bills appear set to make at least one change, and it’s a minor one: you can safely expect Nigel Bradham to be the team’s starting strong-side linebacker from this point forward. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires • Bills vs. Cardinals matchup: Stoppable force, meet movable object (Buffalo Rumblings) Over the last two weeks, the Arizona Cardinals’ run game (32 carries, 73 yards, 0 TD) and the Buffalo Bills’ run defense (78 carries, 558 yards, 7 TD) have been pitiful. What happens when a stoppable force meets a movable object?• Bills vs. Cardinals practice report: Kyle Williams, Eric Wood banged up (Buffalo Rumblings)We’ve been talking all week about how banged up the Buffalo Bills are, and you can add two more names to the growing list of players with ailments: defensive tackle Kyle Williams and center Eric Wood.• The next Bills GM is…Kevin Costner? (Democrat and Chronicle)New York Magazine is reporting that the NFL is considering endorsing and possibly investing league money in Draft Day, an upcoming feature film starring Kevin Costner as a fictional general manager of the Buffalo Bills. Asked to assess the problem with his defense’s collapse against both New England and San Francisco, Nix said: “To be completely honest with you, what I see is not enough intensity and urgency. … And that could be on any segment or as far as any part of our group.• McKelvin’s returns are bright spots for Bills (Buffalo News)The Bills’ cornerback had an 80-yard touchdown on a punt return called back in the first quarter because of a holding penalty on Jairus Byrd, then followed that up with a 59-yard kick return to set up the offense in San Francisco territory.• O-line plugging holes (BuffaloBills.com)Buffalo tried to improve their current situation signing veteran G/OT Reggie Wells, while placing G/C Colin Brown on injured reserve. That makes Buffalo one lineman healthier, but with Cordy Glenn and Kraig Urbik out for this Sunday’s game and Rinehart questionable at best Chan Gailey isn’t happy about not having all his horses.• Arizona isolation just what Bills need (BuffaloBills.com)“I think that being out here in Arizona is really going to make us come together as a team,” said C.J. Spiller. “Not saying that we were not close, I just think this will draw us closer here. Guys get to know guys more now, closer on-and-off the field. Once you do that, once you have guys come out here and they’re treated like a family that will translate over to the game field.” Monday, October 8• Gailey perplexed after Bills get run over by Niners (Buffalo News)“There’s obviously something I’m not doing correctly with this football team in the second half,” Gailey said. “Because we’ve been in two games in a row at halftime and have played extremely poorly and that’s as nice as you can put it.”“I have no answer,” Gailey said. “I have no answer. I have no excuse. But I have to find the answer. That’s my job.” Tuesday, October 9• Gailey and Co. work to build up Bills’ psyche (Buffalo News)The Bills are reeling after two straight historic blowout losses, and the players acknowledged it as they convened in Phoenix for a week of practices in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.• Bills notebook: Injuries force offensive line to play short-handed (Buffalo News)Two O-line starters and two backups are injured, and a third-stringer who was pressed into duty Sunday in San Francisco might start at a position for the first time in his career.• Fitz: We have to repay Chan (BuffaloBills.com)“The one thing I love about Chan and it’s not just me, but he’s given a lot of guys opportunities and most of us have taken advantage of those opportunities,” said Fitzpatrick. “Now for us we’ve got to repay him for the confidence he’s shown in us and get the job done.” After tasting defeat for the first time in 2012, the Arizona Cardinals return to the friendly confines of University of Phoenix Stadium to host the Buffalo Bills Sunday.The game will be the first meeting between the two teams since 2008 when the Cardinals roughed up the Bills 41-17 in Glendale. Arizona, of course, would go on to Super Bowl XLIII while the Bills finished 7-9.Chan Gailey’s team will stay in Phoenix after getting destroyed by the 49ers in San Francisco in Week 5 by the tune of 45-3. In their last two games, Buffalo has been outscored 97-31. • Buffalo Bills’ defense vows to play better (Democrat and Chronicle)The 621 yards Sunday and the 1,201 yards in back-to-back games, are franchise records, and the Bills now lay claim to one of the most ignominious records in NFL history — the first team to allow an opponent to rush for 300yards and pass for 300 yards in the same game.center_img Friday, October 12• Bills’ Jackson tries to make the most of splitting carries with Spiller (Buffalo News)“I don’t know how to solve that problem when you have two great players at the same position,” Gailey said. “If one all of a sudden gets a hot hand, it’s easy to figure that out but when you go into a game and have two great players, you want to play them as equal as possible.”• Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix Approval Poll: October 2012 (Buffalo Rumblings)Buffalo Bills fans state their pleasure, or lack thereof, with the latest efforts from GM Buddy Nix.• Bills searching for answers on offense, too (Yahoo! Sports)“Last week, just three points wasn’t us,” said Fitzpatrick. “We have put up some points, in the first four weeks. We also have had a lot of turnovers. There has been a lot of inconsistency. Trying to find that consistency, that balance, whether it is running the ball, throwing the ball. We need to continue to do that.”• Buffalo Bills’ Kyle Williams Misses Practice Thursday (Buffalo Rumblings)For a second straight day, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams did not participate in practice as the team prepares for their Week 6 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. Though head coach Chan Gailey remains optimistic that Williams will be okay to play on Sunday, it’s never a good sign when a player misses two days of practice. Thursday, October 11• Bills defenders ready to draw a line in the desert (Buffalo News)“A lot of people in their business or their lives don’t have another opportunity to go out there and turn it around or go redeem themselves,” Bills linebacker Nick Barnett said after Wednesday’s practice on the Arizona State campus.“I’m excited about this week. I think we’ll do very well with the game plan. We’ll see what happens.”• Bills DE Mark Anderson needs knee surgery, out ‘indefinitely’ (Buffalo News)When asked what ligament Anderson hurt Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, Gailey said, “I don’t know. But he’ll be back. It’s not like he’s going to miss the rest of the season.” All week, we’ll keep you abreast about what’s going on with the next opponent for the Arizona Cardinals. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories • Bills Notebook: Mario says players failed, not coaches (Buffalo News)“No, no, no, no,” Williams said at his locker stall. “You don’t get beat like that from your head coach. I don’t care what you say. He’s not out there, going to get sacks. He’s not out there, covering receivers. He’s not out there, getting turnovers. From No. 1 to No. 11 on defense, this is all on us. … This is no head coach, no position coach.”• Report Card: Difference between marks of Niners, Bills is pass-fail (Buffalo News)COACHING: FChan Gailey said a week ago his team wasn’t “mentally tough.” Time to bring in Deepak Chopra to be defensive coordinator. Dave Wannstedt’s game plan was ravaged again. The Bills looked pathetic, allowing 621 yards a week after the New England Patriots amassed 580 yards. For the first time in NFL history, a team had a 300-yard passer and 300 yards rushing. The offensive strategy was almost as flaccid.• Buffalo Bills’ historically bad defense by the numbers (Buffalo Rumblings)The last team to allow more than 97 points in consecutive weeks was the 1980 49ers team that allowed 107 points in Weeks 5 and 6. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Former Arizona State wide receiver Kevin Ozier apparently made quite an impression at the Arizona Cardinals’ three-day rookie camp over the weekend.According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Cardinals plan to sign the San Diego, Calif. native to a three-year contract.Ozier, an undrafted free agent, played three years for the Sun Devils and caught 55 passes for 849 yards and seven touchdowns.Initially a walk-on back in 2009, Ozier appeared in 40 total games with ASU. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Charley Casserly – NFLcom – Mock draft 60 Saint

first_imgCharley Casserly – NFL.com – Mock draft 6.0: Saints grab Paxton LynchCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaPete Prisco – CBS Sports – Prisco’s final NFL Mock Draft: This mock will explode after Pick No. 2Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas StateDane Brugler – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft: Chargers take a tackle but it’s not Laremy TunsilCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaRob Rang – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Chargers take Buckner, Elliott tumbles to BearsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Keanu Neal, S, FloridaNate Davis – USA Today – NFL mock draft 7.0: Final projection for first roundCardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, MississippiFrank Schwab – Yahoo! Sports – Shutdown Corner’s final NFL mock draftsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Andrew Billings, DT, BaylorEric Edholm – Yahoo! Sports – Shutdown Corner’s final NFL mock draftsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Connor Cook, QB, Michigan StateShaun King – Yahoo! Sports – Shutdown Corner’s final NFL mock draftsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama Eric Galko – Sporting News – NFL Mock Draft 2016: Future defensive stars brighten first roundCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, DE, Eastern KentuckyDustin Tackett – College Spun – NFL Mock Draft 3.0: College Spun’s Post-Combine ProjectionsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia TechCheck out all archived mocks from prior to March 1 here. Dan Kadar – SB Nation – 2016 NFL mock draft: A final 1st-round projectionCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyMatt Miller – Bleacher Report – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Miller’s Final 7-Round PicksCardinals’ pick at #29 – T.J. Green, S, ClemsonDave Syvertsen – Ourlads Scouting Services – Final Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Vonn Bell, S, Ohio StateBob McGinn – Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel – Bob McGinn’s first-round NFL mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, HoustonDave Birkett – Detroit Free Press – Dave Birkett’s final NFL mock draft: Lions take OSU OT Taylor DeckerCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaNicholas Goss – NESN – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Final First-Round Predictions For Every TeamCardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, MississippiApril 27Mike Mayock – NFL.com – Mock draft 1.0: Jack falls to RaidersCardinals’ pick at #29 – Artie Burns, CB, MiamiWill Brinson – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars shake things up, trade up for Jalen RamseyCardinals’ pick at #29 – A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama March 27Rob Rang – CBS Sports – NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Andrew Billings, DT, BaylorChris Roling – Bleacher Report – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions for Prospects with Rising StockCardinals’ pick at #29 – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma StateMarch 24    Todd McShay – ESPN – McShay’s 2016 NFL Mock Draft 4.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama Rob Rang – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Bears add teeth at RB with Ezekiel ElliottCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyWill Brinson – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft Cardinals’ pick at #29 – A’Shawn Robinson, DT, AlabamaApril 23Lance Zierlein – NFL.com – Mock draft 7.0: Browns could be on move, againCardinals’ pick at #29 – Artie Burns, CB, MiamiNate Davis – USA Today – NFL mock draft 6.0: Eagles’ trade shakes up first roundCardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, MississippiBob McManaman – AZ Central – Bob McManaman’s NFL mock draft: 4th editionCardinals’ pick at #29 – T.J. Green, S, ClemsonApril 22Chad Reuter – NFL.com – 2016 seven-round NFL mock draft: Round 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – T.J. Green, S, ClemsonApril 21Todd McShay – ESPN – McShay’s 2016 NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Trades shake up Round 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaCharley Casserly – NFL.com – Mock draft 4.0: Goff, Wentz go 1-2; Lynch to DenverCardinals’ pick at #29 – Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson John Harris – The Washington Post – Titans-Rams trade changes everything at top of latest NFL mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss April 28Mel Kiper – ESPN – Mel Kiper’s final 2016 NFL Mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio StateTodd McShay – ESPN – Todd McShay’s final 2016 NFL mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Jonathan Bullard, DE, FloridaDaniel Jeremiah – NFL.com – Mock draft 9.0: Lynch out of Round 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, MississippiChad Reuter – NFL.com – Mock draft 8.0: Jack lands with GiantsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama Pete Prisco – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise StateDane Brugler – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft: Raiders upgrade the run game with Ezekiel ElliottCardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, GeorgiaWill Brinson – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: The 49ers trade up, take Jared Goff with top pickCardinals’ pick at #29 – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio StateDan Kadar – SB Nation – 2016 NFL mock draft: How free agency could change thingsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia March 3Lance Zierlein – NFL.com – Mock draft 3.0: Bosa falls to BucsCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, HoustonMarch 3Charles Davis – NFL.com – Mock draft 2.0: Titans boost defense at No. 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, MississippiPeter Schrager – Fox Sports – Post-Combine NFL mock draft: Who’s rising and who’s falling?Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, DE, Eastern KentuckyJosh Norris – Rotoworld – NFL Mock Draft Version 4.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Emmanuel Ogbah, Edge, Oklahoma StateMarch 2Todd McShay – ESPN.com – Todd McShay’s 2016 NFL Mock Draft 3.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Kamalei Correa, Edge, Boise StateBucky Brooks – NFL.com – Mock draft 3.0: 49ers reel in JackCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, DE, Eastern KentuckyChris Burke – Sports Illustrated – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Post-combine breakdown of Round 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Emmanuel Ogbah, OLB, Oklahoma StateEric Edholm – Yahoo! Sports Shutdown Corner – NFL mock draft: Could Titans go away from Laremy Tunsil at No. 1?Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson Charley Casserly – NFL.com – Mock draft 5.0: Myles Jack freefalls to FalconsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Mackensie Alexander, CB, ClemsonPete Prisco – CBS Sports – NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaJason LaCanfora – CBS Sports – How a seasoned scout views Round 1 of the NFL Draft shaking outCardinals’ pick at #29 – Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi StateCris Collinsworth – Pro Football Focus – Cris Collinsworth’s Final NFL Mock Draft for 2016Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Shilique Calhoun, OLB, Michigan StateMike Tanier – Bleacher Report – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Mike Tanier’s Final PredictionsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisDan Kadar – SB Nation – 2016 NFL mock Draft: Jared Goff at No. 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaOurlads Staff – Ourlads’ Mock Draft 4.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia April 10Sam Farmer – Los Angeles Times – NFL mock draft: Rams improve draft position through a trade in this scenarioCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, Edge, Eastern Kentucky Charles Davis – NFL.com – Mock draft 7.0: Chiefs snag speedster WRCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyBucky Brooks – NFL.com – Mock draft 7.0: Ezekiel Elliott drops to DolphinsCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, HoustonLance Zierlein – NFL.com – Mock draft 8.0: Elliott gives Bucs ‘Big Three’Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyPeter Schrager – Fox Sports – NFL mock draft: We make every pick for all seven roundsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyEd Bouchette – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Ed Bouchette’s 2016 NFL mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaCameron Wolfe – Denver Post – 2016 NFL mock draft: Jared Goff and the other first-round picksCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaApril 25Peter King – The MMQB – Monday Morning Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaDaniel Jeremiah – NFL.com – Mock draft 8.0: Saints take Paxton LynchCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, Houston Terez Paylor – Kansas City Star – The Star’s NFL Mock Draft 2.0 has Chiefs taking a defensive tackle at No. 28Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio StateApril 6Mel Kiper – ESPN – Mel Kiper’s 2016 NFL Mock Draft 4.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaChris Burke – Sports Illustrated – NFL Mock Draft: Predicting a QB-heavy first two roundsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaWill Brinson – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft 6.0: Forget consensus, a safety and a linebacker go 1-2Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma StateSteve Palazzolo – Pro Football Focus – Jalen Ramsey selected No. 1 in PFF’s first 3-round mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, Edge, Eastern KentuckyApril 5Bucky Brooks – NFL.com – Mock draft 5.0: Elliott drops to DolphinsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Mackensie Alexander, CB, ClemsonPete Prisco – CBS Sports – Prisco’s NFL Mock Draft 7.0: Eagles are taking a quarterback, not a RBCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo April 17Rob Rang – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Top tackle Tunsil takes a tumble after tradeCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyDane Brugler – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: All seven rounds, including team-by-team picksCardinals’ pick at #29 – Keanu Neal, S, FloridaDave Syvertsen – Ourlads NFL Scouting Services – Ourlads’ Draft Analyst Dave Syvertsen Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Jarran Reed, DT, AlabamaApril 15Bucky Brooks – NFL.com – Mock draft 6.0: Browns bolster line with TunsilCardinals’ pick at #29 – Artie Burns, CB, MiamiCharles Davis – NFL.com – Mock draft 5.0: Wentz and Goff go 1-2Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisChad Reuter – NFL.com – Mock draft 6.0: Cowboys shore up secondaryCardinals’ pick at #29 – T.J. Green, S, ClemsonCharley Casserly – NFL.com – Mock draft 2.0: Goff goes No. 1 to RamsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis March 14Cris Collinsworth – Pro Football Focus – Wentz, Goff go 1-2 in Cris Collinsworth’s first 2016 NFL MockDraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan StateDaniel Jeremiah – NFL.com –Mock draft 4.0: Bears find QB of futureCardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisRob Rang – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Texans give Brock Osweiler a deep threatCardinals’ pick at #29 – Andrew Billings, DT, BaylorDan Kadar – SB Nation – 2016 NFL mock draft: Free agency gives the top 10 a new lookCardinals’ pick at #29 – Shaq Lawson, DE, ClmsonMarch 13Pete Prisco – CBS Sports –NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Kevin Dodd, DE, ClemsonJim Miller – Real Football Network – Miller Mock #2Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson Bob McManaman – AZ Central – NFL mock draft: Bob McManaman’s 5th editionCardinals’ pick at #29 – T.J. Green, S, ClemsonTerez Paylor – Kansas City Star – The Star’s NFL mock draft, version 4.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, HoustonJason McIntyre – The Big Lead – 2016 NFL Mock Draft 6.0 – the Final CountdownCardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisMark Maske – Washington Post – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Jared Goff then Carson Wentz, then the intrigue beginsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, DE, Eastern KentuckySteve Serby – New York Post – Final NFL mock draft: Giants, Jets go after same positionCardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisGreg Cote – Miami Herald – Dolphins will surprise at No. 13 in Greg Cote’s 25th NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Vonn Bell, S, Ohio StateVinny Iyer – Sporting News – Final 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Cowboys, Browns, 49ers find their guyCardinals’ pick at #29 -Connor Cook, QB, Michigan StateApril 26NFL Nation Reporters – NFL Nation’s 2016 mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Deion Jones, OLB, LSU Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires So close, yet so far away.That old line aptly describes the Arizona Cardinals’ 2015 season. Under third-year head coach Bruce Arians, the Cardinals set a franchise-record for wins with 13, won the tough NFC West and advanced to the NFC Championship Game for only the second time in team history.There, they were dismantled by the Carolina Panthers, who punched their ticket to Super Bowl 50 to face the Denver Broncos. Nate Davis – USA Today – NFL mock draft 5.1: How Rams-Titans trade shakes up first roundCardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole MissOurlads NFL Scouting Services – Ourlads’ Mock Draft 3.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, GeorgiaNick Klopsis – Newsday – NFL mock draft 2016Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Karl Joseph, S, West VirginiaMichael Schottey – Forbes – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Full First Round Two Weeks Before The DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Kevin Dodd, DE, ClemsonMatt Miller – Bleacher Report – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: How Does Titans-Rams Trade Impact Round 1?Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Chris Jones, DL, Missisippi StateDave Birkett – Detroit Free Press – Dave Birkett’s NFL mock draft 3.0 (with Rams No. 1)Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisLuke Rodgers – 247Sports.com – 247sports NFL Mock Draft 4.0 – Rams trade up for QBCardinals’ pick at #29 – Hunter Henry, TE, ArkansasMark Selig – Baltimore Sun – The Baltimore Sun’s 2016 NFL Mock Draft (post-trade version)Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss April 24Dane Brugler – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Bosa or Ramsey? Big D faces big decisionCardinals’ pick at #29 – Keanu Neal, S, Florida Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Josh Norris – Rotoworld – NFL Mock Draft Version 5.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaMarch 15Ourlads.com – Ourlads’ Post Combine & Free Agency Mock Draft 1.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio Statecenter_img Dave Syvertsen – Ourlads’ Scouting Services – Ourlads’ Draft Analyst Dave Syvertsen Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Kevin Dodd, DE, ClemsonNick Klopsis – Newsday – NFL mock draft 2016Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Karl Joseph, S, West VirginiaMarch 30Will Brinson – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Rams trade up with Bucs to get a QB at No. 9Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma StateDon Banks – Sports Illustrated – NFL Mock Draft: Browns, 49ers select quarterbacks in Round 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, MississippiCharean Williams – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Cowboys keeping defensive eye on Bosa, BucknerCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaMarch 29Daniel Jeremiah – NFL.com – Mock draft 5.0: Goff falls to RamsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaChad Reuter – NFL.com – Five-round mock 5.0: Cowboys pluck Myles Jack, Derrick HenryCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, HoustonIke Taylor – NFL.com –Mock draft 1.0: Wentz free-falls from firstCardinals’ pick at #29 – Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia/span> Pete Prisco – CBS Sports – Prisco’s NFL Mock Draft 6.0: Yes, RG3 is a Brown, but Jared Goff will be, tooCardinals’ pick at #29 – Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas StateSam Monson – Pro Football Focus – Buckner selected No. 1 in 2016 NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan STateMarch 28Peter Schrager – Fox Sports – Latest NFL mock draft: What’s new after the start of free agency?Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, MississippiDane Brugler – CBS Sports – NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, GeorgiaDan Kadar – SB Nation – 2016 NFL mock draft: Trades shake up the 1st roundCardinals’ pick at #29 – None – Projected trade to Cleveland Browns Daniel Jeremiah – NFL.com – Mock draft 7.0: Eagles trade up for WentzCardinals’ pick at #29 – T.J. Green, S, ClemsonPete Prisco – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles trade up to No. 2 for QB Carson WentzCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaPeter Schrager – Fox Sports – Two-round NFL mock draft: The Rams just shook the whole thing upCardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, MississippiBob McManaman – azcentral – NFL mock draft: Bob McManaman’s second editionCardinals’ pick at #29 – Kevin Dodd, DE, ClemsonRyan Kartje – Orange County Register – NFL mock draft: Carson Wentz the pick over Jared Goff here for Rams at No. 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyCharean Williams – Fort Worth Star Telegram – NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Is Jalen Ramsey in play with Dallas Cowboys?Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Keanu Neal, S, FloridaApril 18Dan Kadar – SBNation – 2016 NFL mock draft: Fallout from the Rams-Titans tradeCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaDon Banks – Sports Illustrated – NFL Mock Draft: How long will Laremy Tunsil’s Round 1 slide last?Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss March 23Chris Burke – Sports Illustrated – NFL Mock Draft: Hypothetical trades shake up Round 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaMarch 22Pete Prisco – CBS Sports – Prisco’s NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Ravens snag their next great linebackerCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaMarch 21Dane Brugler – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft: Texans add another weapon in Baylor WR Corey ColemanCardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, GeorgiaMaurice Jones-Drew – NFL.com – Mock draft 1.0: Four QBs in first roundCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson, CB, HoustonEric Galko – Sporting News – NFL Mock Draft 2016: QBs plunge to later picks, better fitsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Kevin Dodd, DE, ClemsonNate Davis – USA Today –Mock draft 4.0: How has first round changed after free agency moves?Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Mississippi Jared Dubin – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins trade up to No. 8 and take Ezekiel ElliottCardinals’ pick at #29 – Keanu Neal, S, FloridaSteven Ruiz – USA Today – The last mock draft you need to read before the 2016 NFL DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaMike Florio – Pro Football Talk – PFT’s one (and only) simulated draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn StateGary Myers – New York Daily News – 2016 NFL First Round Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Andrew Billings, DT, BaylorBrad Biggs – Brad Biggs’ NFL mock draft, version 3.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaChris Fedor – Cleveland.com – NFL Mock Draft 2016 Version 6.0: Cleveland Browns not done tradingCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyBen Volin – Boston Globe – Ben Volin’s 2016 NFL mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyMatthew Glenesk – Indianapolis Star – NFL mock draft: Colts go with a thumper in the middleCardinals’ pick at #29 – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State Dan Kadar – SB Nation – 2016 NFL mock draft: Free agency spending sprees and new prioritiesCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama Curtis Conway – NFL.com – Mock draft 1.0: Tunsil falls to 49ersCardinals’ pick at #29 – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio StateEddie Brown – San Diego Union-Tribune – NFL Mock Draft 2016: Seven roundsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisApril 20Chris Burke – Sports Illustrated – NFL Mock Draft: Predicting the first three roundsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Connor Cook, QB, Michigan StateCharles Davis – NFL.com – Mock draft 6.0: Eagles’ trade nets GoffCardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisRob Rang – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Browns trade down, building for future yet againCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyDane Brugler – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Browns trade back to No. 8, but might move againCardinals’ pick at #29 – Keanu Neal, S, FloridaWill Brinson – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Quarterbacks go 1-2 after Eagles move upCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, HoustonApril 19Mel Kiper – ESPN – Mel Kiper Jr.’s three-round ‘Grade: A’ mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia March 17Jared Dubin – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Giants give Eli a new weapon in Laquon TreadwellCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyEddie Brown – San Diego Union-Tribune – NFL Mock Draft 2016: Five roundsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaMarch 16Chris Burke – Sports Illustrated – NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 needs shift after free agencyCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaBucky Brooks – NFL.com – Mock draft 4.0: Broncos land QB of futureCardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, MississippiWill Brinson – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft: Why Cowboys taking Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 isn’t crazyCardinals’ pick at #29 – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma StateEric Edholm – Yahoo! Sports Shutdown Corner – Cowboys land pass rusher, two QBs go high in latest NFL mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State March 11Chad Reuter – NFL.com – Mock draft 4.0: Cowboys land BosaCardinals’ pick at #29 – Mackensie Alexander, CB, ClemsonMarch 10Rob Rang – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Broncos pick Paxton Lynch to replace PeytonCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, DE, Eastern KentuckyNicholas Goss- NESN – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Projected First-Round Picks As Free Agency StartsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Maliek Collins, DT, NebraskaPat Kirwan – Real Football Network – Kirwan Mock #2Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio StateMarch 9Chris Burke – Sports Illustrated – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: The free agency effectCardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DE, MississippiEddie Brown – San Diego Union-Tribune – NFL Mock Draft 2016: Four roundsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaMarch 8Mel Kiper Jr. – ESPN – Mel Kiper’s 2016 NFL Mock Draft 3.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Emmanuel Ogbah, Edge, Oklahoma StateMarch 7Chad Reuter – NFL.com – Four-round mock draft 3.0: Hackenberg-O’Brien reunionCardinals’ pick at #29 – Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson April 8Doug Farrar – Sports Illustrated – NFL Mock Draft: After Tunsil, a few Round 1 surprisesCardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole MissDane Brugler – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft: Pro-ready Connor Cook fills the Broncos’ need at QBCardinals’ pick at #29 – Keanu Neal, S, FloridaRob Rang – CBS Sports – NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyEric Galko – Sporting News – NFL Mock Draft 2016: Quarterbacks beware of disruptive defendersCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, HoustonApril 7Charley Casserly – NFL.com – Mock Draft 1.0: Two projected first-round tradesCardinals’ pick at #29 – Mackensie Alexander, CB, ClemsonJared Dubin – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Browns pass on a QB at No. 2, shaking up first roundCardinals’ pick at #29 – Sheldon Rankins, DT, LouisvilleJosh Katzenstein – The Detroit News – Josh Katzenstein’s NFL Mock Draft 2.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisEddie Brown – San Diego Union-Tribune – NFL Mock Draft 2016: Six roundsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama Immediately, the focus of the Cardinals shifted to the future — what they’ll do in free agency, and how they’ll attack the 2016 NFL Draft, which takes place April 28-30 in Chicago. The Cardinals currently own six picks in the draft, a number that could change when compensatory selections from 2015 free agent losses are awarded. In the first round, they’ll pick 29th.In the next three months, we’ll keep you updated on all the prominent projections for the 29th pick as the Cardinals try to re-tool their roster for another deep playoff run in 2016.It’s Arizona Sports 2016 NFL Mock Draft Tracker. March 6Sam Farmer – Los Angeles Times – The Times’ NFL mock draft: Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil goes firstCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaRob Rang – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft: Cowboys could dictate first round with pick at No. 4Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyCharean Williams – Fort Worth Star Telegram – 2016 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Jack slipping, Bosa on Cowboys’ radarCardinals’ pick at #29 – Myles Jack, LB, UCLAMarch 4Terez Paylor – Kansas City Star – The Star’s first-round NFL Draft projection, version 1.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama Dan Kadar – SB Nation – 2016 NFL mock draft: A quarterback surpriseCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama 0 Comments   Share   Nate Atkins – Pro Football Weekly – Nate Atkins NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, HoustonApril 14Daniel Jeremiah – NFL.com – Mock draft 6.0: Wentz to Rams, Tunsil tumblesCardinals’ pick at #29 – T.J. Green, S, ClemsonLance Zierlein – NFL.com – Mock draft 6.0: Rams take WentzCardinals’ pick at #29 – Artie Burns, CB, MiamiPete Prisco – CBS Sports – NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaRob Rang – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Quarterbacks go 1-2 after huge Rams-Titans tradeCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyDane Brugler – CBS Sports – 2016 Mock Draft: Re-mocking the first round after the Rams-Titans tradeCardinals’ pick at #29 – Keanu Neal, S, FloridaWill Brinson – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Titans-Rams trade is a huge win for the CowboysCardinals’ pick at #29 – Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio StateJared Dubin – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers trade up to No. 4 spot, land Carson WentzCardinals’ pick at #29 – Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Chris Fedor – Cleveland.com – NFL Mock Draft 2016 Version 2.0: Cleveland Browns stick with quarterback despite recent interest in Colin KaepernickCardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia NESN Staff – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Projections For All 31 First-Round PicksCardinals’ pick at #29 – Maliek Collins, DT, NebraskaApril 4John McClain and Aaron Wilson – Houston Chronicle – John McClain and Aaron Wilson’s NFL mock draft 5.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama (McClain)Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Vonn Bell, FS, Ohio State (Wilson)April 3Dane Brugler – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft: Another versatile safety sneaks into the first roundCardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, GeorgiaApril 1Eric Edholm – Yahoo! Sports Shutdown Corner – Two-round NFL mock draft: Six quarterbacks go off the board earlyCardinals’ pick at #29 – William Jackson III, CB, HoustonBrad Biggs – Chicago Tribune – Brad Biggs’ mock NFL draft 1.0Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Mackensie Alexander, CB, ClemsonMarch 31Jared Dubin – CBS Sports – NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Ravens seek impact on D, take DeForest BucknerCardinals’ pick at #29 – Sheldon Rankins, DT, LouisvilleEddie Brown – San Diego Union-Tribune – NFL Mock Draft 2016: Five roundsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama Steve Palazzolo – Pro Football Focus – Mock Draft 4.0: Jalen Ramsey surges to No. 1 overall pickCardinals’ pick at #29 – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio StateNESN Staff – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Predicted First-Round Picks After Scouting CombineCardinals’ pick at #29 – Maliek Colins, DT, NebraskaEddie Brown – San Diego Union-Tribune – NFL Mock Draft 2016: Four roundsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaMarch 1Daniel Jeremiah – NFL.com – Mock draft 3.0: Browns strike for WentzCardinals’ pick at #29 – Mackensie Alexander, CB, ClemsonRob Rang – CBS Sports – NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, DE, Eastern KentuckyDane Brugler – CBS Sports – NFL Mock DraftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Leonard Floyd, OLB, GeorgiaWill Brinson – CBS Sports – 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Browns opt for QB Carson Wentz over Jared GoffCardinals’ pick at #29 – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma StateNate Davis – USA Today – Mock draft 3.0: Who’s rising after NFL scouting combine?Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Mississippi Eddie Brown – San Diego Union-Tribune – NFL Mock Draft 2016: Rams’ are new No. 1Cardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaApril 12Todd McShay – ESPN – Todd McShay’s three-round ‘Grade: A’ mock draftCardinals’ pick at #29 – Ryan Kelly, C, AlabamaCharles Davis – NFL.com – Mock draft 4.0: Tunsil falls to JaguarsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern KentuckyLance Zierlein – NFL.com – Mock draft 5.0: Goff plunges to RamsCardinals’ pick at #29 – Artie Burns, CB, MiamiJason McIntyre – The Big Lead – NFL Mock Draft: No QBs in the Top 10, Here’s How it Could HappenCardinals’ pick at #29 – Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota StateApril 11Nate Davis – USA Today – Mock draft 5.0: How trades could shake up first roundCardinals’ pick at #19* – Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis (proposed trade with Buffalo)last_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Alabama ‘s Calvin Ridley (3) pulls in a pass for a first down as Texas A&M ‘s Brandon Williams (21) defends him during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in College Station, Texas. Alabama won 41-23. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) The ball-hawking Mathieu had five interceptions last season, has put the marijuana issues behind him that precipitated his draft drop and has become one of the most beloved athletes in the Valley.Brown, who came from tiny Pittsburg State, has been the deep threat coach Bruce Arians envisioned. In two seasons, he has 113 receptions for 1,699 yards and 12 TDs.“When you take the best guy on your board who is an athlete, we’ve been fortunate in all three cases it’s a speed player,” Arians said. “You can’t get enough speed players.” Williams fits that bill. He ran a 4.37 in the 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indy. The Cardinals love his ability to play press coverage and reroute receivers, but they also love his ability to play outside, trail receivers and recover with his speed.Williams was caught off guard when asked about the Cardinals’ recent third-round success during his conference call with Arizona media. He actually expected to go later in the draft. In the end, he didn’t seem to care.“To me, when you get drafted doesn’t matter,” he said. “It’s what you do when you get there. I’m just blessed and happy that they drafted me.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. — Brandon Williams has a legacy to uphold. He’s a Steve Keim third-round pick. He is destined for stardom. In Keim’s three seasons as the Cardinals general manager, he has selected four players in the third round: defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, defensive end Kareem Martin, wide receiver John Brown and running back David Johnson.Three of those guys have panned out awfully well. Now comes Williams, a long and fast defensive back from Texas A&M who just converted from running back to cornerback last season and will be counted on to man that most difficult of defensive positions in the NFL. Follow Craig Morgan on Twitter3rd Round Magic: A look at some of the Cardinals’ best third-round selections1991: CB Aeneas Williams (59)1990: WR Ricky Proehl (58)2001: SS Adrian Wilson (64)2002: Josh McCown (81)2004: DT Darnell Dockett (64)2009: S Rashad Johnson (95)2010: WR Andre Roberts (88)2013: DB Tyrann Mathieu (69)2014: WR John Brown (91)2015: RB David Johnson (86) – / 23 “No pressure at all,” Williams said. “I’m just willing to work.”The Cardinals had some success in the third round prior to Keim taking over as GM in 2013, but to say they were wildly successful in that round before 2013 would be a massive overstatement.While they did land Valley icons Aeneas Williams, Adrian Wilson and Darnell Dockett, they also drafted forgettable faces such as Jamell Fleming, Rob Housler, Buster Davis, Leonard Pope, Dennis Johnson, Tom Burke, Ty Howard and Eric England. Since Keim took over, the third round has been magic. In the past three seasons, the Cards’ third-round success has surpassed their success in the first two rounds. “Aside from Tyrann, who obviously fell to the third round for obvious reasons, the other guys we’ve had success in those rounds were either small school guys or guys that weren’t overly hyped in the media and we just trusted our evaluations,” Keim said.Martin hasn’t achieved anything close to the success of the other three, with 17 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in two seasons. When running backs Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington suffered injuries last season, however, Johnson, a Northern Iowa product, picked up the third-round torch and carried 125 times for 581 yards and eight touchdowns to solidify his place in the deepest running backs corps in the franchise’s Arizona history.last_img read more