Offseason lists and ranks are always fun. NFL.com and NFL Network do a Top 100 players series each offseason. Calais Campbell is on that list. Pro Football Focus does a similar list, giving its top 101 players.
PFF revealed from player 101 to player 31, so there are only three groups left to reveal. Thus far, only one Arizona Cardinals player is on the list. That would be left tackle Jared Veldheer, who comes it at No. 100.
A good first year in Arizona where he proved the left tackle Arizona has been searching for since PFF was a glint in anyone's eye. As can be the case in a new team he took a while to get going but after the first six weeks of the season he'd clearly found his rhythm in the Arians offense and would only allow multiple-pressure games four times the rest of the season (and never more than two in a game). Contributed nicely in the running game to boot.
Best Performance: WK13 ARZ @ ATL, +3.5
Key Stat: Fourth-highest pass-blocking efficiency number of any tackle during the 2014 season.
There should be no surprise Veldheer makes the list. He played very well in 2014 and got very little attention. Perhaps this will change in 2015.
However, not a single other Cardinal has been mentioned -- no Calais Campbell, no Patrick Peterson. I suspect Campbell will appear in the players yet to be revealed and Peterson could, although his inconsistent play in 2014 might see him left off.
But if you think about it, it would be hard to find another player on Cardinals you could put on that list, especially if you look at 2014 performance.
Larry Fitzgerald is a star, but he has not been impactful. There were too many injuries and not too many great individual seasons.
If I had to guess, Campbell will make that list.
Who else should? Patrick Peterson? Antonio Cromartie? Rashad Johnson?
Are the Cardinals getting jobbed in this list?