One of the undrafted rookies that the Arizona Cardinals added to their roster was fullback Jared Crank, who played at Purdue. He is an interesting choice to add to the roster, based on his position. Here is what the team press release says:
Purdue fullback JARED CRANK (6-2, 238) played in 37 games with four starts in 2011 and contributed on offense and special teams in four years with the Boilermakers. He totaled 198 yards and one TD on 54 carries (3.7 avg.) and caught six passes for 37 yards and three TDs over his career. His best season came as a senior, when he ran for a career-high 106 yards and had two TD receptions while helping Purdue reach a bowl game for the first time since 2007.
The trend we are seeing with the Cardinals, with the exception of Stanley Arukwe, is that they are bringing experienced football players into camp.
Crank has the coolest last name of the group of rookies, and is perfect for his position.
However, he will have a long road to make the roster or even the practice squad. Anthony Sherman showed he is solid. Perhaps the team has moved on from Reagan Maui'a as another possibility and they wanted another fullback in camp at least.
Of any position on the field, fullback is probably the easiest to make a team being undrafted, but even so, it will be an uphill battle for him, even if he proves to be good.
What do you think? Is even the practice squad a possibility?