Cardinals likely to focus on late-round DEs

The defensive line is one of the Cardinals few strong points, but won't stop them from adding depth with potential late-round sleepers.


Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh
6:02.7-264-4.73

Notes: Effective pass rusher with good length as a strongside end in college, but may need to transition to linebacker at the next level.
Projection: 2nd round.

Allen Bailey, Miami (FL)
6:03.0-285-4.83

Notes: Mostly a bull rusher that struggles to generate pressure off the edge and will be a better fit as a 3-4 defensive end or 4-3 defensive tackle.
Projection: 2nd-3rd round.

Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
6:02.5-278-5.04

Notes: Entered the season as one of the most highly regarded prospects at the position, but a lackluster performances in his senior season and at the Senior Bowl have his stock on the decline.
Projection: 4th round.

Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh
6:04.7-264

Notes: Gifted pass rusher with outstanding size, but suffered major back and knee injuries that nearly cost him his entire senior season.
Projection: 4th-5th round.

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