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AN OPPOSING SCOUT'S VIEW
They've upgraded their talent. Their receiving corps was already full of playmakers, and then they drafted Braylon Edwards. I don't know how many "nontalented" teams have those kind of playmakers.... There might not be a tougher guard in the league than Joe Andruzzi, and if L.J. Shelton can get back to his previous level, they could have a pretty good line. Shelton didn't play as well after Denny Green got to Arizona, because they didn't see eye-to-eye.... Losing tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. [torn ACL] obviously hurts them, but Steve Heiden and Aaron Shea did a nice job when he was out last year. All they have to do is complement the big-play guys at wide receiver.... The key will be how quickly they can pick up a new [3--4] defense. Orpheus Roye has been a steady, tough guy who brings it every week.... All those young linebackers that Butch Davis threw out there last year have some experience, which should help them.... They made two good pickups in the secondary: Gary Baxter is a big, physical corner who can play the run and gets up in your face on bump-and-run coverage; Brian Russell is a tough, fill-the-alley type of safety.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2004 statistics
TRENT DILFER (NEW ACQUISITION)
BRAYLON EDWARDS (R) (NEW ACQUISITION)