Arizona Cardinals: Continue the trust in Arians and Keim
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals just completed three days of rookie mini-camp
The Arizona Cardinals continued to find guys many didn’t think they could last week in the NFL Draft. They also found some possible gems in the undrafted free agents.
Of course they got defensive tackle in Robert Nkemdiche at number 29 of the first round. He was projected as a top-five pick back in September near the start of the college football season. A possible steal.
They got a talented center in the fourth round in Evan Boehm. He should immediately fight for a starting spot with A.Q. Shipley. They got a cornerback many hadn’t heard of until last week in Marqui Christian from small school Midwestern State. By all accounts a gem a lot of people will be talking about soon.
There is Harvard tackle Cole Toner and Southeastern Louisiana cornerback Harlan Miller. A lot of football people are high on Miller. This was another guy not on the radar of many Cardinals mock drafts. Not even close.
Then there are the undrafted free agents. There is quarterback Jake Coker from Alabama, who could fight for the third quarterback spot. They also brought in Stephen Rivers, brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
There were 54 participants in this weekend’s mini-camp. Many won’t stick. What you see now isn’t going to exactly what you see when camp starts at the end of July. However the buzz around this weekend’s camp felt different than past rookie camps.
The biggest reason for the buzz is head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim. They haven’t brought in the flashiest names for the most part. However they have assembled players that are likely going to create a name for themselves. It’s not in the name but in the performance. We continue the trust in Arians and Keim.