This time next year, it should be expected that Arizona's ground game will improve 10-fold. Kurt Warner and Ken Whisenhunt butted heads in regards to pass or run first, but even Whisenhunt's power running game mentality couldn't argue against using his receiving weapons. What a difference a couple years make.
After a two-year hiatus, Matt Leinart prepares to be the Cardinals starting quarterback. Despite Leinart's arm strength, it's safe to assume Whisenhunt's play calling will be much more conservative, an approach that will have the Cardinals running the ball a lot more.
RB Lonyae Miller
The Cardinals give their late-round guys a chance (see: LaRod Stephens-Howling). Even so, Miller understands he has his work cut out for him. He looks to prove the critics wrong. Scouts are concerned about the level of competition he faced at Fresno State. They are also worried about his lack of reps at the college level. But Miller plans on making himself as versatile as possible to land a job. He helped return kicks at the Senior Bowl.
"Those are the jobs that -- on the next level -- are going to get you on the field or get you on the practice squad. I feel like if I work my tail off at those positions everything else will fall into place."
Miller believes he brings more to a team than just his work ethic.
"I'm a very powerful guy at 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds," Miller said. "I also contribute a good burst of speed and elusiveness. I'm a great pass blocker and I have amazing hands, so I plan on using those attributes to set me apart from the rest of the running backs in this draft class."
Michael Lombardo contributed to this report.