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center_img Comments   Share   After finishing 2018 tied for the worst record since moving to Arizona, the Cardinals received some praise from Pro Football Focus on their offseason.PFF examined each team’s additions and subtractions by using each individual’s WAR (Wins Above Replacement) figure from the last season they played. For clarification, the WAR figure is a analytic used to roughly measure the number of wins a team receives from a certain player over a “street-level” free agent. Hicks was our top-ranked off-ball linebacker available in free agency this season due to his abilities in coverage. In his four seasons with the Eagles, his lowest coverage grade for a season was 71.5 in 2017, a mark still above average. He has surrendered just one touchdown into his coverage in each of his four NFL seasons and has accumulated seven interceptions and seven pass breakups in that span. Josh Bynes was Arizona’s highest-graded linebacker in coverage last year (63.7), and he remains a free agent.The Cardinals also added more depth to their roster with the signings of backup quarterback Brett Hundley, offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy, and receiver Kevin White.Along with their free agent acquisitions, the Cardinals will have the chance to continue their productive offseason come draft day.Including the No. 1 overall pick, the Cardinals own 11 draft picks in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img