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Five Arizona Cardinals Whose Stock has Risen Since Start of Camp

Five players who have shown a little more at training camp than what was expected.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals have put together quite the collection of talent. Steve Keim has done a nice job of finding players that other teams either did not want, or young players who just needed some time and stability within an organization.

Through the first couple of weeks of camp here are five players for the Arizona Cardinals whose stock has risen.

Chris Hubert:  The speedy, undrafted rookie wide receiver has been the "camp find" this year.  He seems to make a big play everyday in camp.  Hubert is small and didn't blaze in the 40, but he catches everything thrown his way and seems to be outworking everyone. Hubert is just a fun player to watch

Antoine McClain: The offensive lineman has been waived six times by five different teams, and now, after spending time on and off the Arizona Cardinals roster since 2014, he has emerged as the main back up at the guard position, even getting the majority of the first team reps when Evan Mathis has been out.  McClain may still have work to do to make the roster, but his emergence has been one to watch.

Markus Golden: How does Markus Golden make this list?  Simply because there have been days where he has been the best defensive player on the field.  Golden may benefit more than any other player from the additions of Chandler Jones and Robert Nkemdiche.  He was a monster at creating pressures last season, this season he is primed to finish.

D.J. Swearinger:  From castoff to potential starter for a Super Bowl favorite, Swearinger's journey shows that it can be just as much about fit in a system as ability.  In Arizona, Swearinger brings a physicality and ability to support the run.  Something Arizona needs from their strong safety.  It is quite the rise up the boards after a disappointing start to his career in Houston.

Brandon Williams: No one has turned more heads in camp than Brandon Williams.  After limited work as a cornerback in college at Texas A&M, the question was when Williams would be a defensive contributor.  Through two weeks of camp, he has emerged as the best option opposite Patrick Peterson.  Whether he maintains that spot or not is to be seen, but the fact that everyone seems comfortable with him as the starter, speaks volumes.