Cardinals Draft Targets: Defense

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After an absolutely atrocious season at defending tight ends, in which they allowed 93 catches, 1,218 yards, and 17 touchdowns to the position, Arizona should really focus on drafting a safety with size in the early rounds. Sure, Tyrann Mathieu is fun to watch out there, but having a larger safety in the secondary who is able to shut down opposing tight ends is key. Here are a few guys that Arizona will be looking at:

Gerod Holliman (Louisville) 6-2, 213 pound, 4.63, 1st/2nd round

Nov 8, 2013; East Hartford, CT, USA; Louisville Cardinals cornerback Charles Gaines (3) reacts after with teammate safety Gerod Holliman (8) after his touchdown against the Connecticut Huskies in the first quarter at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Durell Eskridge (Syracuse) 6-3, 203 pounds, 4.61, 2nd/3rd round

Nov 23, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange safety Durell Eskridge (3) reacts to a defensive stop against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Kurtis Drummond (Michigan State) 6-1, 202 pounds, 4.59, 2nd/3rd round

Oct 25, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans safety Kurtis Drummond (27) reacts to a play during the 1st half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Damarious Randall (Arizona State) 5-11, 190 pounds, 4.58, 3rd/4th round

Nov 30, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back Damarious Randall (3) returns an interception 64 yards for a touchdown during the second half against the Arizona Wildcats in the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports