Will the Cardinals Get to Know Knowshon?

The Arizona Cardinals have concerns at running back. J.J. Arrington will don orange and blue for the upcoming season for the Broncos, and the Cardinals need a running back or two to suit up in Cardinal red. Edgerrin James wants out, and Tim Hightower will need help. The hype for Knowshon Moreno is only growing. Will the Cardinals finally get their home run back?

Knowshon Moreno out of Georgia is a running back full of pizzazz. He says his reckless rushing comes from the love of his game. Some of his antics even surprised himself.

"Yeah, it's all instincts," Moreno said. "When you look back you can't believe some of it."

Moreno put on a show as a Bulldog and again at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was a top performer in the bench press, 3-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle. But his 40-yard dash time left much to be desired (4.6).

Moreno says his quick feet and elusiveness is all in the preparation.

"I think it comes from just practice," Moreno said. "From just cone drills. Tony Ball my running backs coach at Georgia puts a big emphasis on foot placement, hitting holes and getting away from defenders. That's what he's taught me and the whole team."

But will Moreno still be available at pick No. 31? The hype around Moreno expands to LaDainian Tomlinson comparisons to arguments he should be the No. 1 running back taken in the draft.

But draft day is a wild card. If Moreno is available at the bottom of the first round, get ready for a dynamic running back to head to the desert.

Moreno's two main improvements are his route-running, and his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. The Cardinals would want to know about his ability to block as well.

"I think I did a good job blocking last year. At the same (time), I still want to work on that," Moreno said. "I want to work on my route running and reading defenses. But I think I did a decent job of blocking last year."

Moreno decided to work on his limitations in the NFL rather than stay at Georgia. It came down to financial reasons for his family. He talked it over with his family and made the decision.

"It was definitely tough," Moreno said. "The reason why I came to Georgia was that the coaches really made me feel at home and the players. Leaving those coaches and the players was really a tough decision. It came down to the last day and down to the wire. I made the right decision for my family and for me."

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