A breakdown of the Arizona Cardinals' 2017 draft class and its progress after two weeks of training camp:
Haason Reddick, LB, first round (No. 13 overall): Other than the fact the first-round pick is trying to be too perfect every time he’s on the field, Reddick has lived up to the hype of being the 13th overall pick. He has been running with the first team since the start of OTAs due to an injury to Deone Bucannon, and Reddick has displayed his speed and quickness while covering running back David Johnson in practice. There might be a slight learning curve when he starts in Week 1, but it won’t last for long.
Budda Baker, S, second round (No. 36 overall): Training camp was probably most important for Baker than any other rookie on the Cardinals’ roster. Since he missed OTAs and minicamp due to NFL rules, camp was Baker’s first opportunity to implement everything he had been studying at home onto the field, and he has been thriving with his quick understanding of the defense and his even quicker foot speed. His ability to learn and play two positions will give him a chance to see the field as early as Week 1.
Chad Williams, WR, third round (No. 98 overall): No other drafted rookie made the type of leap that Williams did going from FCS (Grambling State) to the NFL, but Williams quickly learned that even a third-round pick isn’t protected from Bruce Arians’ public criticism. Williams has shown his speed on deep routes but also his ability to muscle his way for short-yardage gains.
Dorian Johnson, G, fourth round (No. 115 overall): There’s a reason why Johnson was drafted not to play this year. He has struggled at times trying to block second- and third-string defensive linemen, but he’s slowly coming along, showing the type of growth the coaching staff wants out of a first-year offensive lineman who’s essentially a project.
Will Holden, T, fifth round (No. 157 overall): Holden is in a similar position as Johnson. He’s also a work-in-progress, someone who wasn’t drafted to play this year.
T.J. Logan, RB, fifth round (No. 179 overall): It took Logan all of one preseason game to lock down the Cardinals’ punt and kickoff return jobs – before he fractured his wrist during the Hall of Fame Game. He’ll miss at least 12 weeks, stunting his growth as a returner and running back, and putting his rookie season in jeopardy.
Rudy Ford, S, sixth round (No. 208 overall): Ford is buried in a deep safety room behind the likes of Tyrann Mathieu, Antoine Bethea, Tyvon Branch and fellow rookie Budda Baker. But Ford has been consistent throughout camp. He hasn’t shown any significant weaknesses or strengths.