The Arizona Cardinals made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game following the 2015 NFL regular season, only to run into a juggernaut in the Carolina Panthers. However, they came into the 2016 NFL season with a ton of expectations, though they failed miserable to attain them. The window of Carson Palmer being a good NFL quarterback is starting to close, so it is vital that the Cardinals reload and make a run next season.
Thankfully, the Cardinals have one of the best running backs in the league, as David Johnson proved he can be a beast in the run and pass game last season. On defense, Patrick Peterson is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, though the position is an area of concern for the organization. They need to bring in somebody to play alongside Peterson, and if they do, they should once again be at the top of the NFC West.
Marcus Lattimore of Ohio State is a fun player to watch, as he plays with the kind of exuberance that is contagious to his teammates. Lattimore was a leader on one of the best defensive units in college football this past season, as he teamed with Gareon Conley to form the best cornerback tandem in the Big Ten. He is going to be a solid NFL corner, and if the Cards can match him with Peterson, they are going to be hard to throw against heading into next season.