The Cardinals announced that they’ve signed first round pick Haason Reddick. The linebacker was selected with the No. 13 overall pick.
Reddick, a Temple product, was one of the most incredible stories of this year’s draft class. Reddick first came to school as a preferred walk-on and eventually blossomed into a starter by the time his junior season came around. As a senior, he turned in his best season ever, tallying 65 tackles and 9.5 sacks for the Owls. Reddick even added one interception, three passes defensed, and a fumble recovery. In the months leading up to the draft, Reddick shot up draft boards everywhere to the point where he had some top ten buzz.
As Deone Bucannon recovers from ankle surgery, it seems possible that Reddick could crack the Week 1 starting lineup. The Cardinals project to start Chandler Jones and Markus Golden at the OLB spots with free agent pickup Karlos Dansby and Bucannon in the middle. Free agent outside linebacker Jarvis Jones also figures to see a decent number of snaps.
The Cardinals have now signed all seven members of their draft class. Here’s the complete list of Arizona’s 2017 draft picks:
- 1-13: Haason Reddick, LB (Temple)
- 2-36: Budda Baker, S (Washington)
- 3-98: Chad Williams, WR (Grambling State)
- 4-115: Dorian Johnson, OL (Pittsburgh)
- 5-157: Will Holden, OL (Vanderbilt)
- 5-179: T.J. Logan, RB (North Carolina)
- 6-208: Rudy Ford, S (Auburn)
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