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IDP Analysis: Dansby's Triumphant Return

Mario Puig

Mario Puig

Mario sets the direction of RotoWire's college football and NFL draft content, with his other responsibilities primarily resting in those same subjects. He's a fan of Jim Harbaugh, James Harrison and David Bowie.

RISING

Karlos Dansby, (3-4) ILB, ARZ


The Dolphins decided they didn’t want Dansby after the 2012 season, and the rest of the NFL implied the same when it mostly shunned Dansby in free agency. Everyone involved displayed poor judgment, except for Arizona, of course. The Cardinals stole Dansby on a one-year, $2.25 million contract, and he responded with one of the best linebacker performances of 2013. After returning to the team that originally made him a star from 2004 to 2009, Dansby had the best season of his career by posting 117 tackles (109 solo), 6.5 sacks, four interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and 18 passes defended. The good news for Dansby’s value going forward is that (A) the Cardinals almost certainly want to re-sign him so that he can reprise his role in 2014 and (B) Dansby indicated recently that he might be open to giving the Cardinals a hometown discount in the upcoming free agency period. There’s little or no doubt that Dansby will

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