The Arizona Cardinals got poignant contributions this deteriorate from usually 3 of their 2017 breeze picks: first-rounder Haason Reddick, second-rounder Budda Baker and fifth-rounder Will Holden. The Cardinals’ other rookies were injured, cut or disappointments.
Grade: Below average
Best rookie: Baker, a reserve out of a University of Washington, didn’t get his initial start until Week 11, when associate defensive behind Tyvon Branch went down with a knee injury. From afterwards on, Baker flourished in his role, improving each diversion and impressing in a process. Baker also shined on special teams, creation 13 tackles and earning a Pro Bowl nod.
Most softened rookie: Holden. Even yet a fifth-round descent lineman out of Vanderbilt played in only 7 games this season, he softened via a season, especially since he was baptized by fire. Holden started his initial NFL diversion in Week 2 and got 4 some-more starts after that, including a final 3 during left tackle.
Most unsatisfactory rookie: Chad Williams. The receiver out of Grambling State pennyless a Cardinals’ strain of third-round gems this season. Williams was dead for 10 of a 16 games this deteriorate and finished with only 3 catches for 31 yards. A training bend was approaching from Williams, especially since he went to a tiny school, though a Cardinals had hoped for some-more — most some-more — out of a rapid and bomb Williams.
Jury is still out on: Reddick. The first-round collect didn’t raze onto a stage this season, though it wasn’t wholly his doing. The Cardinals played Reddick during both inside and outward linebacker via a season, relocating him around only adequate that he couldn’t get gentle during one position. There were times when Reddick, who was drafted as an inside linebacker after personification defensive finish toward a finish of his college career during Temple, shined. His speed and speed are evident. But he didn’t have a weekly impact many expected, deliberation he was a No. 13 altogether collect in a draft.
Undrafted rookie evaluation: The biggest star among a undrafted Cardinals was parsimonious finish Ricky Seals-Jones, who finished his rookie deteriorate with 12 catches for 201 yards and 3 touchdowns in 10 games. He found a stroke with third-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert, with whom he grown a rapport on a Cardinals’ director team. Other than Seals-Jones, no undrafted rookie giveaway representative had most of an impact for a Cardinals.