23-Year-Old Safety – Arizona Cardinals
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
If there's a John Cyprien among this year's class of rookie safeties, Bucannon would appear to be the best bet. He'll almost certainly be a Day 1 starter for an Arizona defense that's dreadfully thin ...
Deone Bucannon Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $7.709 million contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014.
Bucannon appears to be over the turf toe injury that afflicted him throughout spring drills, the Cardinals' official site reports. On Wednesday, when asked how he spent the dead time between June's mandatory minicamp and training camp, he said, "I'd go to the gym constantly."
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Arizona was in bad need of safety help before this pick, particularly due to Tyrann Mathieu's season-ending knee injury. Bucannon is a big, fast safety with a fiery demeanor and an ability to make plays both as a hitter and as a ballhawk. His lateral movement isn't ideal for coverage, but Bucannon should fit into a strong safety role while Mathieu works more as a free safety. Bucannon is definitely a big-time IDP consideration heading into this year.
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