Cardinals Meeting Minutes: Complete RB

The Cardinals could be up a creek in the running back department. Edgerrin James expressed his unhappiness last season, and J.J. Arrington is a free agent. Tim Hightower produced an awesome rookie season. But he can't carry the corps by himself, and he suffered a late season slump. Arizona met with a complete running back that could keep it competing. AZRedReport.com also caught up with the RB.

Tim Hightower was a surprise pick in last year's draft. The unknown back made a name for himself quick when he hit the field and scored a touchdown in his career opener against the San Francisco 49ers in week one.

Small school running back Rashad Jennings out of Liberty University would like to make a similar impact.

The Arizona Cardinals met with Jennings at the Senior Bowl. He's a complete back who stays on the field in various situations.

"I am a top notch back that's a competitor, proving that I can play, I belong here, and I won't anybody down," Jennings said. "I'm just here to show that I can play ball, just like every guy out here."

Jennings learned a lot at the Senior Bowl from the NFL coaches.

"For example, we ran a route the other day, and I ran out of route and the linebacker stayed with me, the next time coach pulled me aside and said Rashad try this technique," Jennings said. "I tried the technique, wide open, caught the ball, and ran down the field, easy. I am learning so much since I have been here at this level. I am just soaking it all in as much as I possibly can."

If the Cardinals use a second round pick on Jennings, they'll get a leader with a willingness to learn.

"I want to understand the game as a coach does, keeping everyone accountable," Jennings said. "I am just a people person, that's just who I am. I am the guy that's in the huddle, slapping lineman in the head every play and they turn around and slap me too. So we're having fun and that's just the kind of person I am."

Physical wise, Jennings is a larger back. He's an inch taller and 10 pounds heavier than Hightower. At 6'1", 234 Jennings size is misleading. His 40 time at the NFL Scouting Combine will go a long way for his draft stock. He's pretty quick.


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