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Arizona takes chance on UW's O'Brien Schofield

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) --The Arizona Cardinals selected injured outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield of Wisconsin in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Schofield tore his left ACL on the first day of practice for the Senior Bowl and underwent reconstructive knee surgery. Schofield, who played defensive end in college, had been named the most valuable player in the East-West Shrine Game. He had been considered one of the top pass rushers in the draft before he was hurt.

The Cardinals made the pick after trading down seven spots, giving their selection -- the 25th in the fourth round -- to New Orleans in exchange for the Saints' fourth-round pick, at No. 32, and a sixth-round pick.

Schofield was the 130th player drafted overall.

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