Cameron Sutton is an intriguing option at cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals

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The seventh-year cover guy could be acquired to be the new number-one cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals defensive unit .

There's been a lot of talk lately about what the Arizona Cardinals are going to do at the cornerback spot this offseason. Jonathan Gannon is a defensive-oriented head coach, so it will be interesting to see what type of cover guy he prefers.

Luckily for Gannon, there are several intriguing corners who are scheduled to hit the free-agent market in a couple of weeks. Cards general manager Monti Ossenfort could have a decent amount of salary-cap space to work with, so a top-notch addition to the position is a real possibility.

Cameron Sutton, a 28-year-old from the Pittsburgh Steelers, could be high up on Arizona's wish list. It just so happens that the 5 foot 11,188 pounder is coming off of his finest season as a pro. In 16 appearances (15 starts), Sutton tallied 43 tackles, three interceptions and a whopping 15 passes defensed for the Pittsburgh secondary.

Arizona Cardinals front office will have decisions to make at cornerback in 2023

One of the Cardinals' top in-house free agents in 2023 is Byron Murphy, a second-round draft pick of the club's back in 2019. The 25-year-old was off to a fantastic start for the squad last fall until a back injury kept him out of the last eight matchups. Could the issue with Murphy's back make the Redbirds think twice about signing him to a lucrative new contract?

Sutton came to the NFL back in 2017 as a third-round selection of the Steelers. The Georgia native played his college ball at the University of Tennessee, racking up 127 tackles, seven picks, and an impressive 30 pass breakups during his four campaigns with the Volunteers.

In his six years with Pittsburgh, Sutton has registered 168 tackles, eight interceptions, and 38 passes defensed. The fiery defender has appeared in 84 contests for the team, making 39 starts for the "Black and Gold" along the way.

With a whole new coaching staff taking over, the Cards could elect to move on from Murphy. There's a chance that youngsters like Marco Wilson and Christian Matthew will be retained, but neither has the credentials to be a number-one cover guy. Ossenfort could bring Sutton to the desert to fill that incredibly vital role for the Arizona defense.

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