2011 draft class, only halfway through the season and possibly the most productive yet?

Patrick Peterson:  Has played from week one, and has made plenty of boneheaded plays and mistakes, but seems to be progressing week to week and has shown he can hang with the league's elite.  On special teams he is roughly 11 punt returns away from every analyst and talking head exclaiming "You do NOT kick the ball to Patrick Peterson".

Ryan Williams:  Somewhat tragic injury sidelining him for the season, appears like he could be the perfect dash to Beanie's smash. Not much else to put on this one.

Rob Housler: Is inconsistent and seems like he will benefit the passing game far more than the running game, he has shown us some flashes of being a mismatch which is very exciting going forward.

Sam Acho:  Late round producer, he didn't get much playing time early on in the season but that has been changing the last few weeks and he has produced with his time on the field, I've said it before this guy will never be an edge rushing menace, but he will consistently generate pressure and make the critical stops as he grows into his role.

Anthony Sherman:  Another 5th round pick that has already produced big, he has been solid on special teams and I think the running game missed his ability to take holes the line makes and blow them wide open for the bowling bean.  I can't recall many catches he has made, but something tells me if he was targeted he'll catch it and grab the tough yards.

Quan Sturdivant:  Hasn't done anything in the regular season, saw very little of him in the preseason, while I try and stay overly optimistic about the BPA approach the FO took this draft, I don't see him being a Cardinal next season.

David Carter:  Shown he can be versatile, doesn't quite fit the mold of the NT or DE's that excel in a 3-4, has produced when given the opportunities.  Seems like a Ratliff, Sopoago type of NT, may work well playing in rotation with Dan Williams, bottom line is we get results when he is given opportunites and how much more can we ask for?

Demarco Sampson:  He is buried on the depth chart, I don't recall seeing him in the regular season yet, but as a 7th round pick this will have to be a wait and see approach.


So far I couldn't be more pleased with how this draft class is panning out, here's to hoping the Front Office always takes the BPA approach every year.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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