Cards RB Coach Has High Praise for David Johnson


The months leading up to the NFL Draft were filled with rumors linking the Arizona Cardinals to disgruntled Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.A draft night trade didn’t happen, but the Cardinals did pick up a running back who put up big numbers in a purple and yellow uniform.David Johnson, a third-round pick out of Northern Iowa, ranked 15th in FCS in 2014, posting 1,553 rushing yards while finding the end zone 17 times. He is expected to make a big contribution to the Cardinals offense this season, according to his position coach, Stump Mitchell.”He’s a guy who has a lot of confidence in his ability to play,” Mitchell told Doug and Wolf Thursday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “He’s coachable. He’s a smart young man, he’s physical. He’s going to make Andre (Ellington) pick up his game when given the opportunity.

Source: Vince Marotta of arizonasports.com

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