Rookie matchups: Arizona's formidable defense added Robert Nkemdiche's high wire act

Arizona is yet another team that went for defensive line in the first round and perhaps took the riskiest of them all.

The NFL Draft is over and the work to get all the rookies ready for the NFL begins. For the Washington Redskins that means first round pick Josh Doctson and six other players selected in the 2016 draft. The same scenario exists for the other 31 NFL teams of which the Redskins will face 13 including each NFC East rival twice. Let's begin taking a look at the interesting matchups and scenarios involving the new guys.

Who: Arizona Cardinals

When: Week 13: Sunday, December 4 at 4:25 pm on FOX

Where: University of Phoenix Stadium

Interesting rookies:

* 1st round -- Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

* 3rd round -- Brandon Williams, CB, Texas A&M

* 4th round -- Evan Boehm, C, Missouri

Major matchup:  Arizona is deeply invested in improving their pass rush, evidenced by trading a second round pick to New England for defensive end Chandler Jones. Drafting Nkemdiche despite off the field drug issues and on the field constant motor questions backs up the claim as well. The one thing that Arizona was not good at last year was recording sacks, 20th in the league, and now they might just have things addressed. This is going to put a stress on Washington's offensive line and force Kirk Cousins to get rid of the ball quickly when dropping back in the pocket.

Keep an eye on: A converted running back, Williams carried over his speed and athleticism despite switching sides of the football. Cornerback ranked high among Arizona's needs this offseason.

Don't forget: When the Redskins traded away their fourth round pick to New Orleans, they passed up a chance to draft Boehm, who might have been the long-term answer for Bill Callahan's offensive line. When the Cardinals traded away Jonathan Cooper to New England in the Chandler Jones deal, a need opened up. When Scot McCloughan passed, Arizona grabbed Boehm eight picks later. 

Check out our other rookie previews here:

Week 1 versus the Steelers

Weeks 2 and 12 versus the Cowboys

Weeks 3 and 17 versus the Giants

Week 4 versus the Browns

Week 5 versus the Ravens

Weeks 6 and 14 versus the Eagles

Week 7 versus the Lions

Week 8 versus the Bengals

Week 10 versus the Vikings

Week 11 versus the Packers

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