|Offense||1st||119.8 (8th)||288.5 (2nd)|
|Defense||5th||91.2 (5th)||230.4 (8th)|
The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly signed undrafted free agent Jake Coker, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Originally a Florida State commit, Coker required a transfer to Alabama in order to land his first regular starting gig last fall. Upon doing so with AJ McCarron out of the picture, Coker completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,110 yards and 21 touchdowns versus eight interceptions across 15 games en route to the national championship. With Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton embedded in the top two spots with the Cardinals, he'll be hard-pressed to land a gig on the 53-man roster out of training camp. However, Coker will provide competition for Matt Barkley as the organization attempts to develop the quarterback of the future.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Harlan Miller in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 205th overall.
Arizona went the small-school route yet again Saturday by taking another secondary player out of a non-FBS program, nabbing Miller out of Southeastern Louisiana. Miller has decent size for a corner, checking in at 6-0, 182 with 31 3/8-inch arms. He lacks elite speed for the position, however, running a 4.57, 40-yard dash at his pro day, but he has been lauded for his fluidity in coverage and his willingness as a tackler. Miller looks to be a project at the next level, but Arizona is an excellent landing spot for developmental defensive backs.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Christian in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 167th overall.
Christian is the reigning Cliff Harris Award winner, which is presented to the top small-college defensive player. The Cardinals have had success mining for talent at smaller schools, and Christian could be the next late round sleeper to produce in Arizona. He lacks ideal size at 5-10, 196 pounds, but he ran a 4.46 40 yard-dash at his pro day. He is physical for his size, but it's unlikely that he'll see significant playing time early on given that the Cardinals are loaded in the secondary.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Williams in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 92nd overall.
Williams is a former top running back recruit who only played one season of cornerback at Texas A&M -- a year in which the A&M pass defense was at its best in years. Williams is an exceptional athlete (4.37-second 40) and should make for a fine developmental prospect at corner as he continues to learn the position.
Nkemdiche fell this far because of questions about his character, but in terms of raw talent he's clearly in elite territory. This will be an enormous value if Bruce Arians can help Nkemdiche keep his attention on football. At 6-foot-3, 294 pounds Nkemdiche has Sheldon Richardson-like upside thanks to a 4.87-second 40, 35-inch vertical and 116-inch broad jump.
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