There is not a bigger storyline to follow for the Arizona Cardinals than who is going to start opposite Patrick Peterson at cornerback.
The names have changed nearly yearly since 2011, when Peterson was drafted fifth overall.
The lack of investment from Rod Graves to Steve Keim for a long term starter has been an achilles heel of the team.
Yet, according to NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal, who is projecting the starters for every team post NFL Draft, the Cardinals and Steve Keim could get what they have been waiting for opposite Peterson, with Brandon Williams starting.
This may seem odd, but after the trade for Jamar Taylor, Rosenthal and the team still have Williams starting.
That would be huge for the Cardinals and Keim, to get Williams, the third year pro from Texas A&M, to become a starter after being an afterthought in year two as a pro.
With Williams the projected starter, it means that newly acquired Taylor could work in the slot, where he is best suited.
Moreover, it would mean that they could have a steady set of starters for two seasons in a row, barring injury or gross ineffectiveness, as Peterson, Williams and Taylor are all under contract for 2019 as well.
It doesn’t seem likely, but it would be one of the better outcomes, obviously if Williams plays well, for the Cardinals going into 2018.