The Arizona Cardinals are highly optimistic about their NFL Draft steal Tyrann Mathieu (Honey Badger). He is welcomed addition to play with his former LSU’s teammate Patrick Peterson. Peterson is considered one of the best cover corners to come out of College in a few years. Both players will have to play their best when you have teams like San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks ready to dominate the NFC West. With the LSU connection, there are endless possibilities to what the Cardinals’ secondary will do this NFL Regular season.
Bruce Arians the new Cardinal’s Head Coach have to like that both players have nose for the ball. Both Peterson and the Honey Badger can turn any interception into a pick 6. Peterson and Mathieu are athletic players that uses their athleticism to their advantage. Honey Badger will try to win a starting spot at safety, but his outstanding play will make him a staple on the field this season if he is second on the depth chart. He is definitely a rookie to watch and it would be good story for him to make his presence on the field felt with skills than the off-field drama he has seen in his past.
Peterson may see some time on the offense. His skills and athleticism will not keep him pigeon-holed into one position. Coaches have faith he will be able to make few plays at wide receiver. Petersons is confident he could play almost any position. Arizona has possibly the best wide receiver in the NFL in Larry Fitzgerald; therefore, Peterson should stay on defensive side of the ball. He is desperately needed on defense, and he must remain healthy to be a force in the Cardinals’ secondary.
The Cardinals’ secondary will also have Antoine Cason and Jerraud Powers battling for the other starting cornerback position, however, most Cardinals’ fans will be cheering for the entire LSU connection to be on the field starting NFL Week 1. Peterson has one starting cornerback position locked down for the Cardinals’ secondary. It will be up to the Honey Badger to make the giant leap to push pass the other competition.