Virginia. David Dean. 140. player. 156. There is so much emphasis on a persons size and scheme fit when it comes to the defensive line, but what if the guy can play? The Cardinals are going into a very deep defensive line draft, I don’t think the Cardinals have to be desperate, especially after trading for Muhammad Wilkerson, so why not pick someone out of the norm.
<p>David Dean had 4.5 sacks through his senior season, played very well when knifing his way into the backfield, and caused a lot of problems for the center. Don’t get me wrong, he’s only (for now) 6-1, 291 pounds, so the Cardinals could have Dean bulk up. If he were to be 6-1, 309, you could see him as a space eater, being able to free up Calais Campbell and Muhammad Wilkerson, and maybe being a rotational guy at defensive end.</p>
<p>I don’t know how the Cardinals see Corey Peters, but I very much doubt that they let him walk, especially when they haven’t seen him do anything in a year. The coaches boasted about Peters, but Rodney Gunter had to play for the injured Peters. The Cardinals will have their chance this season, while also evaluating David Dean, to see if he is just like Rodney Gunter.</p>
<p>The depth is incredible, with the Cardinals having Ed Stinson, Josh Mauro, David Dean, Xavier Williams, and maybe Kareem Martin if he goes back to his original spot. With Frostee and Cory Redding being cut (mentioned above), they will need depth, for now, and Dean can provide that. I think Calais and Mo could be every down lineman. Why not?</p>. DE