Garvin's invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine must have gotten lost in the mail, but Garvin was able to land an undrafted free agent spot with the Cardinals due to his blazing speed. Scouts at his Pro Day saw him blaze in with a 4.24 40-yard dash time. The Cardinals weren't reported to attend the workouts, but Cardinals' scouts watched Garvin's Florida State team take on North Carolina State back in October.
Garvin earned All-ACC Second Team honors as a specialist and was All-American in both football and track and field at Florida State. To earn a spot on the Cardinals roster, he'll have to walk to camp barefoot, uphill both ways. But if he can show Ken Whisenhunt what made him lead the nation in average yards per kickoff return with a career-high 32.8 yards per return average, he has more of a chance than anyone. Garvin's stated position is a cornerback, but he'll be used as a one-trick pony that can run faster than anyone else on the roster.
Hampton Wide Receiver Justin Brown
Brown caught 50 balls in 2008, good for a team-high 887 yards. He led the All-Mid Eastern Athletic Conference in receiving yards and earned first-team honors. Brown has a lot to prove to Arizona. But the Cardinals will listen to the small school kids if they do their talking on the field.
Oregon State Wide Receiver Shane Morales
Morales racked up plenty of yards for the Beavers. He hauled in a reported eight touchdowns. He suffered a hip injury his senior year.
El-Amin played both right tackle and right guard in college but has more experience at the latter. He is an emotional player who the San Francisco Chronicle says "will need to improve his movement and technique before fitting in as a professional."
Maryland linebacker Chase Bullock
Maryland knows how to grow linebackers (Shawne Merriman, Erin Henderson, etc.). Bullock has had NFL on his mind since committing to Maryland over Virginia, a school that had "so many young linebackers, and I didn't want to go somewhere like that. Playing time was very important to me."
Six years later, Bullock will get to try out with the Cardinals and have to compete tough and nail for field time. In his junior season, he recorded 127 tackles (16 for loss), three sacks and an interception.
Hawaii Cornerback Jameel Dowling
The Cardinals are loading up on defensive backs this offseason. Ken Whisenhunt is a firm believer in creating competition to bring out the best in players. Dowling works hard in games and in practice and could be the first to show up to training camp each day and the last to leave. His playmaking ability should at least catch the attention of those he will compete with.
Memphis Tackle Brandon Pierce
Pierce is one of the most consistent players of the undrafted guys. The Memphis Tigers offensive line protected their quarterback as well as any other O-line in the nation during Pierce's tenure (top 10 in least amount of sacks allowed). Pierce was a big part of the success.
Penn State Safety Tony Davis
Davis was a starting safety for Penn State that boasted one of the top defenses in the nation last year. Davis can wrap up a tackle as well as anyone and can play corner and safety. Davis was part of the Penn State squad that fell to Mark Sanchez's USC Trojans at the Rose Bowl.
Kansas State Linebacker Reggie Walker
Walker played in every game in 2008. He has the ability and talent that Bill Davis likes. Walker compiled almost 50 tackles, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one blocked punt last season.