Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals selected cornerback Justin Bethelfrom Presbyterianwith the 177th pick overall Saturday.Bethel started four years for Presbyterian and is aneffective pass and rundefender. He possess good size and athleticism and hasbeen deemed astrong physical presence working on the line of scrimmage. The 6’0″, 200-pound defensive back was considered asleeper in this year’sdraft. Bethel is explosive making plays down the field andhis versatilityallows him to play safety or contribute on special teams.The Cardinals arelisting Bethel as a safety but will use him in a varietyof different roles. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away He is considered to be a true gamer and should blend wellin the Cardinalsdefensive scheme. Bethel is the second defensive backtaken by theCardinals in this year’s draft.Bethel thrived in his senior season and compiled 87tackles, a sack and hadfour interceptions, one of which was returned for atouchdown. His quickness contributed to punt and field-goal blocks, aswell. The Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Yearopened eyes at theNFLCombine when he showcased his jaw-dropping leaping skills.Bethelrecordeda 39.5-inch vertical leap, which was fifth best overall.Bethel is the first Presbyterian player drafted since1969. Comments   Share   last_img