Although the Cardinals defense struggled last season, there are two members of Arizona’s defensive line ranked in the top-15 in the NFC West.
Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc, recently revealed players 11-15 of his top 15 players in the NFC West and both Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell were listed.
While it is no surprise to see Dockett, ranked twelfth on the list, it may surprise some to see Campbell ranked so high.
Although Campbell is young, he has shown great promise and is expected to be a huge factor on the Cardinals defensive line next season.
Although he also took a slight step backward last season, Campbell is an ascending player with a boatload of talent. Only 25 years old, Campbell is still learning how to best use his outstanding length and agility while playing with proper leverage. The best should be yet to come.
Dockett, is among the best in the division, but Williamson believes that if Dockett played in a different defensive scheme he could be among the best in the entire NFL.
Dockett didn’t have a great year in 2010. But he still demands a ton of attention from opposing blocking schemes and can be incredibly disruptive. He is also an extremely effective interior pass-rusher on throwing downs and has a flair for making big plays. I wish we could see this guy in a 4-3 as an upfield penetrating 3 Technique. If that were his role, he could be among the very best defensive tackles in the league.
Although the entire list has yet to be revealed, the Cardinals are the only team to have two players make the cut thus far.