Beanie Wells had a largely successful rookie campaign, finishing second among rookie running backs with 793 yards to go along with seven touchdowns. Wells got off to a slow start in training camp due to an ankle injury and a small bout of "fumble-itis" but looks to have moved past those growing pains. Possessing blazing speed for his size and a bruising stiff arm, Wells has all the skills to be an elite rusher and this season could be his proving ground.
As seventh-round picks go, LaRod Stephens-Howling is about as productive as they come. "The Hyphen" became a special teams standout and his speed was utilized sparingly in the passing game. Stephens-Howling lined up all over the field, spreading out defenses and creating opportunities for his teammates. Stephens-Howling's numbers were not stellar, collecting just 83 receiving yards with only 15 yards on the ground and a lone touchdown. However, Arizona showed a willingness to look his way on occasion and Stephens-Howling is likely to get more touches as he gains experience at the pro level.
This season, Matt Leinart will need as many weapons around him as the team can muster. While they are young, Arizona's running back corps demonstrates excellent promise and Leinart is expected to lean on the group throughout the year.
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