This round of free agency was a lot of rolling the dice on players for the Cardinals
Margus Hunt will step in day 1 and take Rodney Gunter's place at the 3-4 DE spot. He posted a very respectable 71.4 grade on PFF last year, which will fit very nicely into our front 7. We don't anticipate him being a superstar, but he will absolutely be an important cog in our defense.
EJ Gaines has obviously had a lot of health issues. But he comes into a situation where he likely isn't asked to start. We have Robert Alford and David Amerson in our defensive backfield as well, Gaines being brought in here is more as a wild card. At full health he's a very solid corner, and if we are able to get that, then we got an absolute bargain, if not, it's not going to hurt my cap situation at all given I only paid 1.2M for him
Jordan Mills brings depth to my offensive line. Lord knows after last year I need that. He's not a world breaker at all, but he can absolutely be an average tackle in the NFL. Having him being Gilbert and Humphries can certainly help most Cardinal fans sleep at night.
Frostee Rucker is one of my favorite Cardinals all time. Of course he's in the twilight of his career, but I'm happy to bring him back in as a rotation player with Hunt, Nkemdiche and Olsen Pierre.
Demaryius Thomas, I feel like I don't have to say much here. He's been very weak the past two years, but how much of that can be contributed to QB play? I'm not entirely sure, but I'm ready to find out. This gives me a receiving core of Antonio Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk Pharaoh Cooper and Demaryius Thomas with Charles Clay and Ricky Seals-Jones at tight end, with David Johnson out of the backfield. Kingsbury runs an air raid, I'm giving him weapons.
Nick Bosa is the best player in the draft. Nick Bosa and Chandler Jones coming off the edge should strike fear into any defense, and Markus Golden is great depth too. I'm excited with the roster I've built