Key Additions

<p>The Cardinals have added 6 player that could have a big impact next year. I will give you my scouting report on each player, and tell how they will affect the Cardinals.</p>

TE Freddie Jones from the Chargers

The first thing you notice with Jones is his great size at 6-5 270. I also like his receiving ability. He had 71 receptions in 2000, and 56 in 1999. The concerns I have with him is he is somewhat inconsistent. He will show up big in some, games and will disappear in other games. He also had some problems with his ankle in 2001.

Jones will give Jake Plummer a nice target at tight end something he has not had since he has been in Arizona. Look for Jones to catch around 60 passes next year.

CB Duane Starks from the Ravens

Starks has very good speed, and is a solid athlete. He has very good hands, and can make the key interception. The concern I have with him is he did not have a good year last year. He allowed to many receivers to burn him. Hopefully he rebounds to have a Pro Bowl season next year.

Starks will cover the other teams top receiver next year. Look for Duane to have some trouble with big receivers like Terrell Owens, due to his lack of great size. I think Starks would be best served by being the #2 CB. Look for Arizona to draft a CB next year.

DT Wendell Bryant from Wisconsin

Going into the 2002 draft I had Bryant as my number #3 DT. He is a very athletic DT, with good speed. He is a very good pass rusher evidenced by him having 8 sacks as a senior. He is also solid vs. the run. The concerns with him are he does not have great size, and only has average football instincts.

I look for Bryant to be a similar player to John Randle. Both of these players are undersized, and good pass rushers. Look for Bryant to have a solid NFL career.

OLB Levar Fisher from North Carolina State

Going into the 2002 draft I had Fisher as my #2 OLB. Levar has excellent size; in fact he ran a 4.67 40-yard dash before the draft. He is also very athletic. The concerns I have with him are he is somewhat of an injury risk. In 2002 he had his knee scoped, and he also fractured his left forearm.

Levar has great speed which will allow him to make plays all over the field. If he can stay healthy he should make the Pro Bowl by 2006.

DE Dennis Johnson from Kentucky

Going into the 2002 draft I had Johnson as my #6 DE. Johnson is a very good pass rusher, and led the SEC in sacks with 12 in 2001. He also had 19 tackles for loss. Johnson is a very good athlete, and keeps improving. The concern I have with Dennis is he is not great vs. the run. At 6-4 258 he is not very big, and will have trouble getting off blocks.

Look for Johnson to start out as a situational pass rusher. If he adds bulk he could be an every down player. He could be a double-digit sack guy, if he adds bulk.

DT Nate Dwyer from Kansas

Going into the 2002 draft I had Dwyer as my #9 DT. Nate has good size at 6-2 316. He is also a very good run stuffer. One other thing I like about Dwyer is his strength, he can bench press 450 pounds. The reason he fell in the draft was because he is not much of a pass rusher.

From what I have been told he will play mostly in the defensive line rotation. He could start down the road.

The thing I like most about these players are that all are fairly young. This means they should pay dividedness down the road, not just for 1 or 2 years.

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