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Updated 53 Man Roster and 12 Man PS Picks

Given the current Cardinals’ 90 man roster, here are, in my opinion, the top 53 man rosters guys and the top choices for the 12 man practice squad members:

Starters on Offense:

  • QB Kyler Murray
  • RB Chase Edmonds
  • TE Maxx Williams
  • WR DeAndre Hopkins
  • WR A.J. Green
  • SR Rondale Moore —- “there ain’t no redshirts”
  • LT D.J. Humphries
  • LG Justin Pugh
  • C Rodney Hudson
  • RG Brian Winters —- * chemistry with Beachum
  • RT Kelvin Beachum

Backups on Offense:

  • QB Chris Streveler (pictured above) —- second year under Kliff’s tutelage
  • RB James Connor, Jonathan Ward —- has Kenyan Drake type athleticism/versatility
  • TE Darrell Daniels, Josh Jones —- Jones extra blocking TE in 12 personnel, Cards can stash 2 TEs on PS and call them up when needed (plus J.J. Watt red zone TE)
  • WR Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella, KeeSean Johnson, Rico Gafford —- 4.24 speed, combo WR/CB/ST/KR/PR takes Trent Sherfield’s ST role as gunner
  • T Josh Jones, Justin Murray
  • G Max Garcia, Justin Murray
  • C Lamont Gaillard, Max Garcia

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Starters on Defense:

  • SAM OLB Devon Kennard
  • LDE Zach Allen
  • NT Rashard Lawrence
  • RDE J.J. Watt
  • BANDIT OLB Chandler Jones
  • MIKE ILB Zaven Collins
  • WILL ILB Isaiah Simmons
  • LCB Malcolm Butler
  • SS Jalen Thompson
  • FS Budda Baker
  • RCB Byron Murphy

Backups on Defense:

  • DE (Rush DI) Jordan Phillips, Michael Dogbe —- sub package inside pass rushers
  • NT (Rush DT) Leki Fotu —- can play all three inside positions
  • OLB Dennis Gardeck, Markus Golden, Kylie Fitts —- STs stalwart, solid situational edge
  • ILB Tanner Vallejo, Ezekiel Turner —- STs studs who play well at ILB when called on, Vallejo be used at ILB and allow Vance Joseph to get creative with Simmons and Collins.
  • CB Robert Alford, Marco Wilson, Tay Gowan —- Wilson/Gowan STs players and young, matchup CBs (used as needed)
  • S Deionte Thompson, Shawn Williams, Charles Washington, Chris Banjo, James Wiggins —- STs standouts who could factor in the sub packages and employment of 4-2-5

27 (more ST aces on this side of the ball)

  • P Andy Lee
  • LS Aaron Brewer
  • K Matt Prater

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12 Man Practice Squad:

  • QB Colt McCoy
  • RB Eno Benjamin
  • TE Ross Travis, Cary Angeline
  • WR Antoine Leslie
  • OL Joshua Miles, Michael Menet
  • DI Xavier Williams
  • OLB Victor Dimukeje
  • ILB Evan Weaver, Terrance Smith
  • CB Darqueze Dennard

International Player: PS (does not count toward the 12)

  • TE Bernhard Seikovitz

With Big Camps Could Stick On Roster or Practice Squad:

  • RB Tavien Feaster, Khalfani Muhammed
  • TE Bruno Labelle, Ian Bunting
  • WR JoJo Ward, A.J. Richardson, Andre Baccellia, Isaac Whitney
  • OL Sean Harlow, Shaq Calhoun, Koda Martin, Brandon Brown
  • DI David Parry, Ryan Bee, Cam Murray
  • OLB Reggie Walker, Jamell Garcia-Williams
  • ILB Donald Rutledge
  • CB Jamal Carter, Lorenzo Burns, Picasso Nelson, Tae Hayes

Who are your favorites in the 53 and 12?

Who is your super sleeper?

Check out Rico Gafford:

TD Versus Titans...hmmmm