Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Cardinals definitely Whisenhunt's team
By Mike Sando
The 2010 NFL draft helped coaches define their teams to their liking.
The Cardinals now have 32 of their own draft choices on their roster, counting unsigned restricted free agent Deuce Lutui. Three-fourths of those players entered the NFL under current coach Ken Whisenhunt.
The chart lists Cardinals draft choices still with the team, broken down by drafted round. The team now has as many draft choices who entered the league under former coach Dave McGinnis -- three -- as entered the league under Whisenhunt's Pittsburgh mentor, Bill Cowher.
This is definitely Whisenhunt's team, in other words. Matt Leinart, Larry Fitzgerald, Darnell Dockett, Gabe Watson and Lutui are the only remaining Cardinals drafted under Green. Two others -- Karlos Dansby and Antrel Rolle -- recently left in free agency.
Adrian Wilson, Gerald Hayes and Reggie Wells are remaining draft choices from the McGinnis era. One other -- receiver Anquan Boldin -- recently left via trade.