center_img I think cause I don’t do enough or make enough splash plays. But I can help my don’t show on the stat sheet often. #justdoingmyjob😂😂— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) February 8, 2017 So does that mean these “experts” will be releasing a Top 100 “Not Targeted” List? 🤔Nope. #NotLosingAnySleepthough #DontKnowRealBall https://t.co/GegcBC2Hpy— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) February 8, 2017 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The young safety is followed five spots later by one of the eldest wide receivers in the league in Fitzgerald.Larry Fitzgerald was another receiver to suffer through significant ups and downs from his quarterback, Carson Palmer, but despite that, he continued to excel, notching 107 receptions and topping 1,000 receiving yards. Fitzgerald was also one of the best blocking receivers in the game, putting the team before himself and doing the ugly work when others won’t. Fitzgerald is now more of a possession receiver than in years past, but he is still an excellent one.Fitzgerald was the only Cardinal to make the list both this season and last season, falling 46 spots from his No. 43 rank for 2015. The 33-year-old was the eighth-highest ranked wide receiver on the list after being the sixth-highest last season.The ageless wonder proved last year that he still has fuel left in the tank and will be returning to play at least one more season with the team.One notable absence from the list is cornerback Patrick Peterson, whose omission turned some heads: He was the 10th-highest ranked edge rusher (3-4 outside linebacker or 4-3 defensive end) on the list.The pass rusher’s contract is expiring, but head coach Bruce Arians has stated that Jones will be staying in Arizona next season — whether it is under a long-term deal or the franchise tag.Yet another defensive free agent in Jefferson comes in at No. 84.The Top 101 list this season has a lot of undrafted success stories in it, and Tony Jefferson is the latest one. The former undrafted free agent was excellent for the Cardinals this season as their strong safety, posting a run-defense grade of 98.0 and notching 35 defensive stops on the season (third among safeties). Jefferson was a rock-solid tackler, missing only five of 98 attempts all year. He didn’t record an interception, but did break up five passes and allowed just 7.1 yards per reception when he was the primary coverage defender.The 25-year-old broke out this season, becoming one of the team’s unsung heroes and finishing fifth among safeties with 96 tackles on the year.His tenacious run defense and solid coverage skills helped the Cardinals defense finish second in the league by allowing only 305.2 yards per game and are a big reason he’s the sixth-ranked safety on this list. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img

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