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Arizona Cardinals get great value from draft, 4 rookies ranked in Top 100

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An interesting take on NFL rookies.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals fans have been mostly excited about the incoming draft class. They aren't the only ones. Bryan Fischer writes his predictions for the top 100 rookies entering 2015 and the Cardinals have four on the list.

The first player on the list is tackle D.J. Humphries, whom the Cardinals selected number 24 overall. Fischer ranks him 23rd, so there is a little bit of value there.

Humphries should help take care of Carson Palmer while also boosting the run game.

There is only one thing -- he still has to beat out Bobby Massie for the starting job.

Next on the list is fifth round pick, receiver J.J. Nelson. He comes in at No. 61.

A threat to take it to the house in the return game, don't be surprised if Nelson makes his presence known in a crowded receiver corps, too.

I don't know if he will get much time on the field offensively, but he certainly could bolster a terrible return game. He was the 159th player selected, so to be mentioned in this list means the Cardinals definitely got some value.

Not far behind Nelson is running back David Johnson. He was the Cardinals' third round pick, going 86th overall. He is ranked 65th on this rookie list.

Don't be surprised if he quickly works his way up the depth chart. Bruce Arians will have some create uses for his abilities.

He is the player I am most excited about because of his skill set. Assuming he learns the offense the way he should, he will have lots of opportunities to make an impact in the running game and in the passing game.

The last Cardinal on the list might surprise you. It is tight end Gerald Christian, the final pick in the draft. He is ranked 90th.

Mr. Irrelevant? Hardly, as Christian will be a quality player for the Cardinals.

We'll see on this one. He is the more versatile H-back player Arians wants. How impactful will he be? I'm not as sold on him yet. Let's see him actually play first.

Notice this list doesn't include Markus Golden, who I expect will get plenty of playing time by the second half of the season. That is interesting. While I don't expect him to be a sack master, I do have much higher expectations than I do for Christian.

What are your thoughts on this list and where the Cardinals draft picks fit in?