Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE
The Cardinals have struggled this season, but Kerry Rhodes and Calais Campbell have played at a Pro Bowl level according to Pro Football Focus.
Despite plenty of issues this season, the Arizona Cardinals had two players selected to Pro Football Focus' NFC Pro Bowl roster. As part of their Pro Bowl selections, Pro Football Focus picked Arizona defensive end Calais Campbell and safety Kerry Rhodes to the NFC roster.
Pro Football Focus said despite the fact Campbell missed time this season, he's still been a dominant pass rusher. Campbell has just 4 1/2 sacks on the season but PFF also has him with nine quarterback hits and 17 quarterback hurries. They also cite his improved run defense as a reason he deserves a Pro Bowl selection.
Rhodes was selected to the list after battling injuries much of the 2011 season. Pro Football Focus gives Rhodes high marks for his coverage ability, but notes he is also an excellent all-around safety. Rhodes is third on the Cardinals with 55 total tackles. He also has 11 pass deflections and four interceptions.
While Campbell and Rhodes were part of Pro Football Focus' selections, linebacker Daryl Washington was not. They did, however, note that Washington just missed making the team behind San Francisco's Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman.