Rankins, a player we consider a defensive end because of the way he plays in Todd Grantham's system, is one of the top defensive players in the conference and was a key performer last season.
But the Cardinals have some other defensive end-type standouts in Drew Bailey, Pio Vatuvei, Nick Dawson-Brents, James Hearns and Trevon Young. You can also throw Devonte Fields, considered by many as a linebacker, in the mix.
The Cardinals are loaded at this position.
The Cardinals have finished fall camp and are back at practice on Tuesday night.
Here's a video from Cardinal Authority previewing the position battle: