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The NFL lifted the free agent workout restriction and we have seen a number of teams move quickly to bringing players in.
The Arizona Cardinals are one of those teams, but the names are a bit surprising.
Walter gave a great long-form breakdown of the players, their chances and where they may fit, but just a quick look:
Kelly Bryant, QB: PROS: accuracy, progressions, athleticism; CONs: pass velocity (RPMs)
Aleva Hifo, WR: PROS: quick, elusive, RAC rat, KO return man; CONs: lack of pure speed and size
Matt Sewall, WR: PROS: quick, elusive, good hands, reverse and punt return abilities; CONS: lack of burner speed and size, coming off Achilles tear.
The question I have is what purpose any of these players serve in their workouts. While the Cardinals are not contenders in the normal sense, they have built up a nice stable of talent and spent quite a bit in veterans and youth at the three positions.
Bryant is the most puzzling, as it seems with the addition of Chris Streveler that there is not really a path to the roster in the next year for him.
However, Hilo and Sewall both have experience in kick returns; Hifo for three years at BYU as a kick returner and two as a punt returner and Sewall was a Second Team All-NEC return man as a Junior. Reduced role as a return man as a senior.
It seems like the Cardinals may be seeking a specialist, but we’ll keep an eye on it.
What do you take from the workouts?