1. Drafting David Johnson
The Cardinals running game for the most part has always struggled, at least since the days of moving to the desert in 1988. Sure a few bright spots along the way, but drafting David Johnson in 2015 changed all of that.
Johnson made an immediate impact. In just his second game in the NFL, he scored touchdown running, receiving, and returning a kickoff. He was the first to do that in his first two games as a pro.
His real coming out party was a December game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. He made as run down the sidelines pushing all out of his way. He had made it.
He lead all running backs in 2016 with 80 receptions. His versatility is what makes him special. Oh, and Keim got him in the third round as well out of Northern Iowa.
His 2017 ended before it really got started, breaking his wrist in the season opener. Now he is back on the field at 100 percent and looking forward to bowling over opponents in 2018.