With the draft now in the rearview mirror and undrafted free agents signed and delivered, it is now time to project the first 53-man roster for the Arizona Cardinals.
I predicted the Cardinals’ initial depth chart immediately following the draft, which was before general manager Steve Keim signed 16 UDFAs. It is not every year an undrafted free agent makes the season's first roster, but this year there could be two or more.
Is that because the roster has been depleted and head coach Bruce Arians needs to fill spots with young talent? Or could the talent among the undrafted rookies be so stout there will not be any choice but to include them?
Either is possible. Both are probable.
Here are your early projections for the Cardinals’ 53-man roster.