Arizona Cardinals: 5 Offseason Additions With the Most to Offer in 2014

Arizona Cardinals: 5 Offseason Additions With the Most to Offer in 2014

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The Arizona Cardinals were one of the most underrated teams in the 2013 season. The Cardinals finished 10-6 in the brutal NFC West, and they have proven that they can play with the best of them. The Cardinals didn't have a dire need for playmakers, but depth was needed on the roster. Here are the five new guys who will look to make the biggest impact for the Cardinals in 2014.

5. Troy Niklas

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5. Troy Niklas

Troy Niklas- Arizona Cardinals
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Troy Niklas has battled injuries to his hand this offseason, but the sky is still the limit for him as soon as he is healthy. Head coach Bruce Arians has a history of utilizing multi-faceted tight ends, and he will look to continue that trend with Niklas. He is a throwback tight end who has the ability to block like a lineman as well as making the play as a pass-catcher.

4. Deone Bucannon

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4. Deone Bucannon

Deone Bucannon Arizona Cardinals
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Deone Bucannon has all of the physical tools to be an upper-echelon safety in the NFL. The first-round draft pick knows that the pressure will be on him to produce for one of the best defenses in the NFL. Bucannon can do it all at the safety position, and he will have a lot to offer for the Cardinals in the upcoming season.

3. Jared Veldheer

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3. Jared Veldheer

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Jared Veldheer looks to shore up the left tackle position for the Arizona Cardinals. Veldheer will protect Carson Palmer, who was sacked a whopping 41 times last season. Veldheer's impact will be vital to the success of the offense this season.

2. Ted Ginn Jr.

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2. Ted Ginn Jr.

Ted Ginn Jr Arizona Cardinals
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Ted Ginn Jr. had a great year with the Carolina Panthers last season, and he will look to continue that trend as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. Ginn will give the Cardinals a spark in the return game, and he will give the offense some big-time playmaking.

1. Antonio Cromartie

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1. Antonio Cromartie

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Antonio Cromartie will look to add his skill-set to an already potent defense. The Pro-Bowl cornerback will team up with Patrick Peterson to form one of the best CB tandems in the NFL. When Cromartie is motivated, he is one of the best in the business, and with a new start in Arizona, he will have a lot to offer to them in the upcoming season.

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