Steven Kriz’s Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings
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7. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are one of the most complete teams in the NFL, and the addition of first round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche was big time in making a very formidable defensive line a dominant one. Getting back Tyrann Mathieu from his season-ending injury will be big as well, and the offensive should be explosive as ever. After the past two seasons with double digit regular season wins, this team is going to start being judged on what they do in the playoffs. Carson Palmer needs to play well in the playoffs, which he did not last year, for this team to take the next step. Expect them to get that opportunity, as they should be a playoff team in 2016, despite a very competitive NFC.
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