Cards Go With the Safety Pick in Round Three


The Arizona Cardinals selected safety Rashad Johnson from Alabama in this morning’s third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

So what do we know about Johnson.  He is a former walk-on.  He has 11 interceptions over the past two seasons.  He has a quick reaction to the ball, however his size would be one concern at 5’11″.  He also needs to bulk up just a little.  He was a unanimous choice for the first-team All-SEC in 2008.  That is saying something considering the conference. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. says he plays like a first rounder.

Overall this may end up being the smartest pick of the draft for the Cardinals.  Also sounds like they got a steal for the end of the third round.

Some Rashad Johnson highlights:


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