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Which Arizona Cardinals players' stock rose and whose fell in mini-camp

It wasn't in pads, but we do have some takeaways.

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The Arizona Cardinals concluded their offseason work this past week, ending mini-camp a day early. Between the 10 OTA practices and the two days of mini-camp, we have some players who have raised their image and some who are raising concerns.

Let's take a look at our Cardinals stock watch.

Stock is rising:

Carson Palmer: The veteran quarterback is back in full action and did well in full team drills. A lot rides on him this year. There was nothing but rave reviews of his play in practice.

Jonathan Cooper: The forner first rounder has been nothing short of outstanding . He looks healthy and is moving around well.

John Brown: Once again, he is the talk of the offseason. He is reportedly bigger and faster, and he knows what he is doing. The words "huge year" are used when discussing him.

Tyrann Mathieu: Having shed the knee brace and having had a full offseason, he is flying around like his rookie season. His movement is fluid and the worries appear to be gone.

Earl Watford: The backup guard got high praise from Arians, saying he has had the best spring. He now practices at four positions and looks like he will be a swing backup player.

Stock is falling:

Logan Thomas: The second year quarterback is reportedly not making enough progress and will be battling with two other players for the QB3 spot. The chatter is perhaps Arians is fed up with him.

Shaq Riddick: He spent almost all of the offseason practices on the side on the exercise bikes, nursing a hamstring injury. Every day he isn't practicing makes it longer before he can make an impact.

Troy Niklas: The second year tight end had another ankle injury. Yes, it is not serious, but it is yet another little injury besetting him.


Are there any other player for either side you feel saw their stock rise or fall in the offseason?