Which Top-10 Defensive Tackle could help the Arizona Cardinals?


The Arizona Cardinals need to find depth for the long-haul behind Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett on the defensive line. The Cardinals play a 3-4 defense so the team would have more interest in defensive ends and a nose tackle. You could look at Dan Williams as a defensive tackle and consider Alameda Ta’Amu his back up.

If the Cardinals look that way in the draft, they could be looking at one of our Top-10 defensive tackles. The list includes a local name in Will Sutton of Arizona State. Sutton missed the entire 2011 season due to poor academic performance but rebounded nicely in 2012 and 2013. He won’t blow you away with a 5.36-second, 40-yard dash time. He checked in a little large at 6 feet tall and 303 pounds but has the versatility to be plugged in anywhere in the defensive line.

His build allows him an advantage in leverage over taller offensive linemen. He’s got quick feet and can hit the gaps quickly, forcing rushers to change direction. Sutton has been able to make a big play but goes invisible for a while afterwards. That inconsistency might have him fall towards the middle rounds of the draft.



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