The Arizona Cardinals have been looking to improve their pass rush. One side of the edge might be taken care of with Alex Okafor there. He played a handful of snaps his rookie year before he got hurt and was lost for the season. He got hurt to start last season and missed four games, but when he came back, he collected eight sacks in 12 games.
Now, entering Year 3, maybe he is the dominant force off the edge the team hasn't had since Bertrand Berry.
When Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians spoke to the media on Tuesday, he said Okafor's arrow is "way up." He is always around the quarterback and looks stronger. Okafor told Kyle Odegard he was "eating weights" during the offseason to get stronger.
The key, according to Arians? "It's always about staying healthy," he said. "He's been around the quarterback, he had a real good day yesterday, and I would anticipate him to grow, and grow, and grow. He's a double-digit sack guy easy."
Simple math says had he been healthy all season he would have had at least 10 sacks. Can he reach and pass that number in 2015?