The Cardinals lost CB Eric Green to the Miami Dolphins this offseason, but he was not a big-time contributor and lost his job to rookie Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie before leaving the desert.
(St Pauls College)
Toler will have to put in the time.
Despite being an unknown commodity to fans, a long list of teams brought Toler (5'11", 191) in for workouts. The Cardinals were one of those teams (out of a reported 17). Toler worked out at the University of Richmond's Pro Day.
The NFL Scouting Combine passed on Toler, but he was able to get his name out there.
"I'm taking that small-school route and, hopefully, I'll get the chance to prove that football is football on any level," Toler said in a March interview. "Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie took this route to the NFL, and I'm looking to do the same thing. All I want is a good shot.
The Cardinals gave the speedy cornerback just that.
Unlike Rodgers-Cromartie, Toler didn't have the family name to rely on. Toler has a lot to prove when he gets on the field, but a fourth-round selection proves the Cardinals are pretty confident in the soon-to-be rookie.
One area that the Cardinals struggled with last season, was wrapping up tackles. Toler ranked fourth on the team with 51 total tackles. He led his conference with six interceptions and 19 passes defensed, according to ESPN.