With the draft over and offseason work beginning, we have a new crop of rookies on the team. Many times these players are simply camp bodies, as teams need a certain amount of players to fill practice. Every year, there are undrafted rookies who catch our eye.
Who will it be this offseason?
Arizona Sports 98.7 FM's John Gambadoro gave three names on his radio show this week fans should pay attention to -- long snapper Daniel Dillon, cornerback Trevon Hartfield and tackle Clay DeBord. Those are the guys he hears the team really likes.
Dillon will battle fellow undrafted rookie Kameron Canaday for the long snapper job.
Another to watch is Elie Bouka, the very athletic cornerback out of Calgary. He is coming back from a torn Achilles, but I am told he is 90 percent back and already doing things most can't. He is doing exercises with 60-in boxes. The explosiveness apparently is there again.
In terms of intrigue, the quarterback position is always worth watching. Jake Coker will battle Matt Barkleyfor a roster spot. Since we haven't seen anything from Barkley, we have no reason to believe Coker can't beat him out.
Because Drew Butler is generally disliked by many Cardinals fans, punter Garrett Swanson is another guy to watch to see if he can win the job.
Which undrafted rookies will you be watching?