Arizona Cardinals: 53-man roster prediction for the 2021 season

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DL (8):

  • J.J. Watt
  • Zach Allen
  • Rashard Lawrence
  • Corey Peters
  • Jordan Phillips
  • Leki Fotu
  • Michael Dogbe
  • Cam Murray

LBs (9):

  • Chandler Jones
  • Isaiah Simmons
  • Zaven Collins
  • Markus Golden
  • Jordan Hicks
  • Tanner Vallejo
  • Dennis Gardeck
  • Ezekiel Turner
  • Devon Kennard

CBs (4):

S (5):

  • Budda Baker
  • Jalen Thompson
  • Delonte Thompson
  • Charles Washington
  • Chris Banjo

Special Teams

K (1):

  • Matt Prater

P (1):

  • Andy Lee

LS (1):

  • Aaron Brewer

The biggest cuts on the defensive side are likely to come from the secondary. Robert Alford is attempting his third season with Arizona since signing as a free agent prior to the 2019 season.  He is yet to play a down in the regular season with them due to two consecutive season-ending injuries in the preseason.

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Two draft picks, linebacker Victor Dimukeje and safety James Wiggins likely miss out on the final 53- man roster. Tay Gowan, who has grown into a fan favorite already, could be that fourth cornerback, getting that spot over Alford.