In the most recent episode of the Speak of the Devils podcast, they had cornerback Omar Bolden on as a guest. Bolden is set to embark on an NFL career and should get drafted at the end of April by some NFL team, despite having missed his entire 2011 season because of a knee injury.
He revealed on the podcast that he has a workout scheduled with the Arizona Cardinals next month.
Now, the Cardinals will be working out several players, but it is interesting to see that a former Sun Devil could possibly join the Cardinals.
The truth is that Bolden would be a good fit.
In Ray Horton's defense, he wants physical defensive backs that can play the run and tackle. At 5-10, 202 pounds, he is built similarly to William Gay, whim the Cardinals just signed as a free agent to replace the departed Richard Marshall.
Bolden showed strength at the combine and his Pro Day. His 24 reps in the bench press were the most of any defensive back. He showed good speed. He was never afraid of tackling in his time playing in Tempe.
He also was a very good kick returner at Arizona State, something to add value to him in the pros.
He is currently projected as a third round pick, according to nfldraftscout.com.
While the Cardinals probably would not draft him that high, if he were to fall, he would be a great fit in Arizona.
Considering what Bolden had to suffer through, missing his final season in college, it would be a great story to see him succeed at the next level, and to do without having to leave the state.
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