With the news of Deone Bucannon's surgery blind siding the Arizona Cardinals fanbase, there is now a greater expectation for Haason Reddick in his rookie season.
One NFL writer thinks the loss of Bucannon could be a boon for Reddick as a rookie.
@heykayadams .@heykayadams bold rookie prediction: Haason Reddick will lead all rookies in tackles— NFL Media (@NFLMedia) May 19, 2017
That is right, Kay Adams of the NFL Network believes that Reddick will lead all NFL rookies in tackles in 2017.
That would be a nice result for both Reddick and the Arizona Cardinals.
What would Reddick leading all NFL rookies in tackles look like?
In 2016, Deion Jones led all NFL rookies in tackles with 108.
2015 saw Stephone Anthony and Landon Collins tie for the rookie lead in tackles with 112.
C.J. Moseley had an absurd 133 tackles as a rookie in 2014.
Speaking of outrageous tackle numbers, Kiko Alonso had 153 tackles to lead all rookies in 2013.
In 2012 Luke Kuechly led all rookies with 164 tackles, while Bobby Wagner had 140 as a rookie in the same season.
This is not to say that Reddick is unable to reach those levels, but instead to show what it will take for him to lead all NFL rookies in tackles.
In the Arizona Cardinals team history, they have never had a rookie accumulate over 100 total tackles in a single season.
Could Reddick be the first and in doing so, lead the NFL rookies in tackles?