Arizona Cardinals are counting on Myjai Sanders to make an early impact
When sack-specialist Chandler Jones bolted for the Las Vegas Raiders back in March, Arizona never adequately replaced the four-time Pro Bowler. However, general manager Steve Keim addressed the issue by selecting Myjai Sanders and Cameron Thomas during this past April’s draft. Early reports indicate that the 24-year-old Sanders could be ready to contribute as a first-year performer.
The starting outside linebacker slot opposite veteran Markus Golden is up for grabs, and there’s a distinct possibility that Sanders could lay claim to that assignment. Standing in the way of the 6 foot 5, 255 pounders are edge-rushers such as Devon Kennard, Dennis Gardeck, Victor Dimukeje, and the aforementioned Thomas.
Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph desperately needs someone to step up and put some fear into the eyes of the opposition’s quarterbacks. The Cardinals front office would be thrilled if Sanders can excel in that all-important role and succeed in softening the blow that Jones’ departure could potentially cause.