The Arizona Cardinals have released their initial depth chart for the 2016 pre-season, there are not a ton of surprises, outside of the depth.
Here is the breakdown with comments on any surprises.
Look at Chris Hubert making strides up the board. He's an Arians wide receiver, small, quick, and explosive down the field.
OL From LT to RT:
The two offensive linemen the Arizona Cardinals drafted in 2016 show up as third string on the depth chart. Boehm is more surprising than Toner, but could both end up not making the roster? I doubt it, but this is something to watch.
Corey Peters (NT)
Xavier Williams (NT)
Red Bryant (DT)
Josh Mauro (DT)
Robert Nkemdiche (DT)
Olsen Pierre (DT)
Nothing surprising here outside of how far down the depth chart Red Bryant is. Ed Stinson has done an excellent job so far. Can he hold off the veteran? Josh Mauro looks like he could be the odd man out, cause they are not cutting Nkemdiche.
Lamar Louis (ILB)
Zack Wagenmann (WILL)
Do the Cardinals keep Okpalaugo, Martin or Butler? That's the interesting question at this point.
Trevon Hartfield (CB)
Alan Ball (CB)
Ronald Zamort (CB)
Elie Bouka (CB)
Swearinger... Huh? Everything else makes sense but Swearinger. It is almost as though we continue to like Tony Jefferson more than the Arizona Cardinals actually do.
Obviously the safety rotation is crazy, we'll see Tyvon Branch in the slot to start and Tony Jefferson will be the starting free safety.
Daniel Dillon/ Kameron Canaday
They are not showing their hand on the Dillon Canaday battle that I know we are all enthralled with.
J.J. Nelson is listed as the kick and punt returner. Andre Ellington then Brittan Golden and Chris Hubert are the next in line in kick returns.
John Brown, then Golden and Hubert in punt returns.