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State of the Franchise: Arizona Cardinals Defense

We break down the Arizona Cardinals defensive group. Where they stand now, and what they still need to do.
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State of the Franchise: Arizona Cardinals Defense

RESOURCES: Player Ratings by PFF.com | Player Contracts by Spotrac.com | Stats by Yahoo.com

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ARIZONA CARDINALS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

DT, Zach ALLEN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 58.7
  • Contract – Zach Allen signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $4,293,762 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

NT, Leki FOTU

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 39.1
  • Contract – Leki Fotu signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $4,068,472 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

RDE, J.J. WATT

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 79.0
  • Contract – J.J. Watt signed a 2 year [2021-2022], $28,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

OLB, Devon KENNARD

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 77.4
  • Contract – Devon Kennard signed a 3 year [2020-2022], $20,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

ILB, Isaiah SIMMONS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 51.0
  • Contract – Isaiah Simmons signed a 4 year [2020-2023*], $20,664,055 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

ILB, Zaven COLLINS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 69.3
  • Contract – Zaven Collins signed a 4 year [2021-2024*], $14,690,257 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

OLB, Markus GOLDEN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.5
  • Contract – Markus Golden signed a 2 year [2021-2022], $5,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

LCB, Marco WILSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 52.9
  • Contract – Marco Wilson signed a 4 year [2021-2024], $4,130,380 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

SS, Jalen THOMPSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.2
  • Contract – Jalen Thompson signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $2,862,920 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

FS, Budda BAKER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.0
  • Contract – Budda Baker signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $59,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

RCB, Jeff GLADNEY

  • PFF Grade (2020) – 50.1
  • Contract – Jeff Gladney signed a 2 year [2022-2023], $6,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

SCB, Byron MURPHY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 59.7
  • Contract – Byron Murphy signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $7,989,498 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

Bench Depth

R. Lawrence, M. Dogbe, D. Gardeck, T. Vallejo, N. Vigil, V. Dimukeje, D. Thompson, B. Borders

Analysis

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Plan

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