Among the 17 free agent rookies the Arizona Cardinals signed since the NFL Draft concluded, we have Broderick Binns, a linebacker from the Iowa Hawkeyes. Let me give you a little but of info about him. The Cardinals press release says this:
Linebacker BRODERICK BINNS (6-2, 261) from Iowa was named the team's defensive MVP as a senior and was also selected second team All-Big Ten by the media after starting all 13 games and recording 60 tackles (32 solos) and five sacks at defensive end. For his career, Binns appeared in 51 games (31 starts) in four seasons with the Hawkeyes and collected 179 tackles (85 solos), 13 sacks, 25.5 tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, and two interceptions. His 12 tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior were both good for second on the team last season.
As opposed to the very raw talent that WR Stanley Arukwe is and could be, Binns touts experience.
What is interesting is that the Cardinals' information has him two inches taller than a couple of scouting profiles about him.
He is a DE/OLB but isn't very strong. He only was able to bench 17 reps of 225.His 40 time is 4.69 and his three-come drill was 7.28 seconds.
He has had some off the field issues, getting arrested for drunk driving in the summer of 2010.
He had a knack for getting his hand on passes. He tipped/deflected eight passes in 2011. Not bad for a guy that isn't terribly tall, but he has very long arms.
A complete scouting report can be found here. IN the end the impression is that he has the potential to work himself into the league as a rotation player, using natural leverage/power in both the passing and rushing game.
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