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Cardinals 2008 Breakout Stars: Defense

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With key free-agent acquisitions and new rookies at their disposal, the Cardinals defense should be much improved this season. While a handful of players have already experienced career seasons, a select few are poised to do the same in 2008. Brad Wilbricht predicts this year's defensive breakout performers in this exclusive.

Defensive End: Antonio Smith Over the past three seasons, Smith has been a steady performer for the Cardinals defense. He enjoyed his best year as a professional last year, totaling 44 tackles and 5.5 sacks. The addition of multiple newcomers along the defensive line should provide Smith with an extra incentive to perform this season. Smith features a quick burst off the line of scrimmage and... Recommended Stories

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