The Arizona Cardinals signed their fourth round draft pick, Greg Toler to a three year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed although it's rumored to be 3 years for $1.5 million and Toler will reportedly receive a signing bonus worth $316,000. Toler is the fifth draft pick to sign overall (Herman Johnson, LaRod Stephens-Howling, Trevor Canfield) and the second of the week (Will Davis). Chris Wells, Cody Brown and Rashad Johnson, the teams three top picks, remain unsigned.
Toler, a 5'11 191 pound cornerback, is drawing comparisons to last year's first round pick, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, thanks to his size, athleticism and background. Toler went to school at tiny Saint Paul's College in Virginia after poor grades kept him out of bigger schools and almost out of college entirely. Once he got to school though his grades improved and Toler stared recording 14 interceptions, 36 pass breakups and 50 passes defended in 40 games. He's expected to battle for the nickel corner job in training camp.
The team also released undrafted rookie Justin Brown out of Hampton. In two seasons at Hampton, after transferring from JUCO, he caught 84 balls for 1,370 yards (16.3 avg) and eleven touchdowns. Brown was thought by some to be the highest rated undrafted free agent that the Cardinals signed.