Live From Indy: Cards Scout Swift Tight End

Leonard Pope (Andy Lyons/Getty)

Amberly Richardson reports live from Indianapolis that the Cardinals coaching staff spent face time with a tight end who could solidify the position's foundation. Find out who he is and how he might fit in, all in this Cardinalinsider.com exclusive.

The Cardinals met with Maryland top performer Joey Haynos (6'8", 260 lbs.) at the combine. In 2007, he tallied 687 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 10.1 yards per catch.

Haynos has an incredible size and advantage over his opponents. He could add more bulk and leg strength, but his speed for his size and ability to catch passes could prove a vital addition to the Cardinals' offense.

Cardinalinsider.com has confirmed Haynos is the second tight end to have spent time with the Cardinals, contradicting the message coaches are giving at the combine.

"Last year at this time, the tight end position was a concern for us because we didn't feel like we had somebody there who was established," Ken Whisenhunt said.

"This year, we felt like Leonard Pope made a lot of progress. He got hurt in the Seattle game with the dislocated and fractured ankle but we expect him back for the season. We got some good play out of two young guys, Troy Bienemann and Ben Patrick, our seventh round pick. So I think it gives us a much better basis at that position going into this season."

Last season Pope was the Cardinals' most productive tight end. He had 238 yards and five touchdowns.

Haynos could prove beneficial to the Cardinals and their offensive production. Tight end is a hard position to fill, but Whisenhunt said there is a good group of candidates this year and they will be looking into all of them.

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