As the offseason continues for the Arizona Cardinals, Pro Football Focus continues with its analysis and recognition. They have released their All-division teams for each of the eight NFL divisions and we now have the NFC West players to be recognized.
There are six Arizona Cardinals players that made the group.
Some are expected -- Justin Bethel as a special teamer, about whom the article states "there isn't another special teamer in the league like Bethel."
Patrick Peterson makes it at cornerback. Karlos Dansby, with his career season, makes the linebacker group, one that has NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis. Calais Campbell is noted with Brandon Mebane (although he is placed as a defensive tackle and not end where he plays for Arizona).
On the offensive side, you might consider both of these young players as surprises.
Michael Floyd was named with San Francisco's Anquan Boldin. It wasn't Larry Fitzgerald on the list. Of course, Floyd did have more yards than Fitz and what I would call more impactful catches. The article states, "Floyd edges out his teammate Larry Fitzgerald, showing off a habit of spectacular grabs and plenty of good work after the catch."
The other offensive player to make the list was Andre Ellington. He makes the cut with Seattle's Marshawn Lynch. Frank Gore and his more than 1100 yards did not make it over Ellington, the Cardinals' "special weapon."
PFF got this team right overall. You might make a case for one other Cardinal -- punter Dave Zastudil, but you can't fault someone for picking Johnny Hekker over Zasty. He was fantastic in 2013.
Did they leave anyone out that should have made the team? Should someone else have made it over the Cardinals players on the list?