Oct 5, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; Washington State Cougars safety Deone Buccanon (20) tackles California Golden Bears running back Daniel Lasco (2) at Memorial Stadium. Washington State defeated California 44-22. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
5. How will 1st round pick, Deone Bucannon, do in his first NFL action?
This will be interesting to watch because, according to the latest Arizona Cardinals depth chart, undrafted 2013 rookie, Tony Jefferson, is currently in the lead for the starting strong safety role. Is this due to Jefferson performing at an exceptional level in camp or is it because Bucannon is struggling? Jefferson played very minimal time last year so it would appear he has proven himself in this year’s camp. Bucannon will get his first NFL action tonight and will do his best to prove he deserves to be the opening day starter at strong safety.
While tonight will be mostly backups, it will still be very fun to see which players rise up to the challenge and which ones fail to do so.