GM Steve Keim impressed with Mathieu and Cooper during minicamp
Arizona Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim has been pleased with what he has seen so far through OTAs and minicamp. Carson Palmer's progress has been well documented, but it is guard Jonathan Cooper and safety Tyrann Mathieu that has really caught the eye of Keim.
“(They) never looked right last year to me,” Keim said, via ESPN.com. “They both drug their legs, they both favored that injury. And this offseason, both of them seem to have cleared that hurdle mentally and physically.”
Keim said Mathieu really worked hard this offseason to get his body into great shape.
“(Mathieu) looks leaner and to me looks every bit as good as he did prior to the injury in terms of movement skills, explosiveness, making plays on the ball,” Keim said.
Keim thinks Cooper can be the guy everyone projected him to be when he was the seventh-overall pick in 2013.
“His natural bend and athleticism was always his strength,” Keim said. “You finally see that now on tape again. The question remains for both of them, is they have to stay healthy.”