Arizona Cardinals: 8 players to watch Saturday night

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Jan 1, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Markus Golden (33) chases Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) as the Missouri Tigers beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 33-17 in the 2015 Citrus Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. Golden was named bowl MVP. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Markus Golden

By all accounts, this linebacker seems to have his head on straight.  The rookie from Missouri will get his first action on Saturday night and should get to see a lot of it too.  He’s a hard hitter who also has impressed so far over the course of the first two weeks of training camp.

I have no doubts that Golden will be talked about frequently all season.  Judging by what I’ve been reading from other Birdgang members, it appears there are lot of people excited to see Golden tonight.

Rodney Gunter

Considered a steal in the draft out of Delaware State, Gunter is expected to do well at defensive end.  He has been one people are saying is going to surprise a lot of people.

Defensive coordinator James Bettcher said he makes people turn heads.  Hopefully we get to see a glimpse of that tonight against the Chiefs.