Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: S Rashad Johnson of Alabama was a surprise pick considering the Cardinals are deep at his position. But Johnson had 11 interceptions over the past two years. Free safety Antrel Rolle's contract could escalate next year by more than $5 million. It's good to have alternatives in the event the Cardinals can't re-sign him. A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 3/95 -- Rashad Johnson, S, 5-11, 203, Alabama...A bit of a surprise pick because the Cardinals are deep at safety. But Johnson was too good to pass on. The Cardinals sometimes play three or four safeties in certain dime packages, and Aaron Francisco, the third safety, has struggled in pass coverage. Johnson has excellent ball skills and could contribute immediately. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Rashad Johnson News
11/01/15 - S Rashad Johnson's touchdown-saving interception in the fourth quarter was the 13th pick by the Cardinals this season. Johnson leads the team with four of them. It was one of two takeaways by the Cardinals on Sunday.
10/14/15 - SS Rashad Johnson is the only NFL player to intercept two or more passes in a game in each of the last three seasons.
10/11/15 - SS Rashad Johnson picked off two passes as Arizona forced six turnovers at Detroit on Sunday. Johnson came into the game with one interception but picked off Matthew Stafford on Detroit's first possession. He needs one more to match his total from last season. "Rashad is a gladiator," cornerback Patrick Patterson said. "He puts guys in position. We call him Nick Saban because he's like a defensive coordinator on the field for us."
10/04/15 - S Rashad Johnson had to leave Sunday's game with a back problem in the second half, although he later was able to return.
10/20/14 - FS Rashad Johnson underwent an MRI exam Monday to examine a sore patellar tendon. Initial indications are that it is tendinitis and nothing is wrong with the structure of the tendon.