Hey folks, this one will be short and sweet, a couple words and a poll....
The Arizona Cardinals take Dan Williams out of Tennesee with their 1st round pick, 26th overall, in the 2010 draft via cdn1.sbnation.com
As many of you have probably already seen, azcardinals put up a short video on Dan Williams with a player and a coach interview:
I think it's safe to say that many Cards fans have been underwhelmed or even disappointed in Williams' on the field contributions since his 26th overall pick in 2010 by our Cardinals, coming out of Tennessee.
In the past two seasons he has played in a total of 25 games with 58 tackles (41 solo) and 4 pass defenses, 0 sacks. We have both DE end positions taken care of with Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell, both studs, locked up in long-term contracts. Last season, as we know, David Carter, 2011 6th round pick out of UCLA showed some flashes and looked capable to take away snaps from D. Williams. To his credit, Dan came on strong in the 2nd half of the season, after being out of shape early on, and was playing probably his best game vs. the 49ers when a collision with Steward Bradley badly broke his left arm.
As disappointing as the injury was, it could have been a blessing in disguise. From multiple reports, Dan has been spending much of the off-season in team facilities rehabbing and working out, and seems to be in much better shape physically. 2012 is a huge year for Williams (well for both Dan and Ryan Williams really), and if he doesn't make a statement, he could be watching from the bench as David Carter or the newly conditioned Nick Eason start. With a solid NT contribution to go with our bookend DEs, our LBs could have a huge year. I for one, would love to see Williams step up this year and show why we used a 1st round pick on him. Let's go Williams!
What's your take, is this Dan's year, or will he be watching from the bench? ....
Dan Williams, in 2012....
Has a Breakout Year, Stud NT (56 votes)
Has an OK Year, Splits Time with Carter / Eason (24 votes)
Has a Bad / Injury Filled Year, Loses Starting Job (1 vote)
Horrible Year, Gone During / After Season (0 votes)
81 total votes