The perceived need at cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals caused many to believe the team would use the 13th or 45th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on a cornerback.
Well, after Haason Reddick was taken 13th and the Cardinals traded up for safety Budda Baker to take at 36, it became apparent the Cardinals belief of addressing the cornerback position was vastly different than the fans.
Fast forward to today and the Cardinals have added a cornerback, Jumal Rolle, in free agency.
Rolle is the low cost, low risk, low investment, high upside signing the Cardinals prefer at corner, over investing another draft pick for a player who will have to learn to play the NFL game.
Rolle did not play in 2016 after an achilles injury, but prior to that in 2014 and 2015.
In 2014, while a member of the Houston Texans, Rolle played in 10 games, recording three interceptions and four passes defensed. In 2015 in nine games between the Texans and Baltimore Ravens, he recorded no pass defense statistics.
Rolle also has four career special teams tackles.
If the Cardinals get the 2014 Rolle, he could be a nice addition outside, if they get the 2015 Rolle, he will be out quickly.
Either way, it is a low risk signing.