Arizona Cardinals: 5 players who need to improve

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Oct 4, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey (12) scores an 18 yard touchdown as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) defends during the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Jerraud Powers

I was a big proponent of Powers in the offseason.  I thought he was the best option to be the starter at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson after the departure of Antonio Cromartie.  So far though, I’ve been disappointed.

Powers, who sat in the Browns game because of injury, needs to play better.  He’d probably be the first one to tell you that too.  He does have one interception and one sack to go along with 35 tackles.  However he is a starter this season.  Last season he had 53 tackles as part-time starter.

The big knock on him is the deep ball.  He’s gotten beat a couple of times already this season.  However, he’s still a guy the Cardinals are counting on, as well as the fans.  The Cardinals certainly could benefit from a more active Powers and one that is knocking down more balls coming his way.

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