Updated Aug 21, 2011 - 3:59 pm
Despite Williams injury, Cardinals draft still went well
As the Cardinals try to recover from the season-ending injury to rookie running back Ryan Williams, they can take heart in knowing they still have a solid draft class.
According to ESPN's NFC West blog, the loss of Williams does not affect the success of the Cardinals' 2011 draft.
First-rounder Patrick Peterson is expected to be a starter, if not by Week One, then very early in the season. He's shown over the past two preseason games why he was touted as one of the best players available in the draft.
Tight end Rob Housler may need some help in the blocking department, but his offensive prowess has been clear. He caught a touchdown pass against Oakland and led the team in receptions with five in Green Bay.
Sam Acho, Anthony Sherman and David Carter all look likely to make the squad as well. Sherman actually has a shot at starting.
The other two draftees, Quan Sturdivant and DeMarco Sampson, may be fighting for a roster spot, but they have a shot.
Having a strong draft was important to the Cardinals this year and it looks like they may have made it count.
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