The Arizona Cardinals are waiting for their 2014 draft class to be healthy and impactful all in the same year.
Deone Bucannon may miss the beginning of the 2017 NFL season, John Brown is trying to show 2016 wad a fluke because of injuries and the rest of the class is just, kind of there.
No one has dealt with the inability to be healthy and effective more than Troy Niklas.
The Cardinals 2014 second round pick has eight career catches to go along six surgeries as an NFL player.
That line was absurd to me from Kent Somers:
After 3 seasons, 6 surgeries and 8 receptions, Niklas has something to prove https://t.co/IYnt8Ji1ad— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) May 19, 2017
That is not to say Niklas' inability to play is his fault, some players are just cursed when it comes to injuries.
However, there has never been a question about what Niklas could do on the field.
He is a big man that can move and catch the ball. Yet, it doesn't matter how good you could be.
One of my biggest beliefs is that availability is a players number one attribute. Niklas has all the tools in the world, but if he cannot get on the field, they are useless.
Is this the year to buy into Niklas?
Based on the Cardinals offseason moves, or lack of, it seems they do.