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Cardinals continue to remake backfield

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - Connecticut v Oklahoma

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Anthony Sherman #49 of the Connecticut Huskies runs the ball in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Cardinals backfield is going to look rather different next year.

After taking Ryan Williams high in the second round, Arizona drafted UConn fullback Anthony Sherman in the fifth round. He was the top-ranked fullback in the class.

Ken Whisenhunt is clearly not happy with the production he got in the running game last year.
“To be quite honest with you, we’re looking at number 38 and we got the 15th-ranked player on our board staring us back in the face,” Whisenhunt said about Williams. “He brings a lot of things to the table as a running back that are pretty unique -- size, speed, the way he runs.”

Consider Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower put on notice.