Should the Cardinals exercise their option on Deone Bucannon?

The Cardinals have a tough decision regarding Deone Bucannon. PFF’s premium stats analyze his erratic play and examine whether his option will be worth it.

| 2 months ago
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Should the Cardinals exercise their option on Deone Bucannon?


  • Bucannon’s 0.75 yards allowed per cover snap ranked No. 6 among inside linebackers in 2016.
  • The former first-round pick had a 6.0 combined tackling efficiency (attempted tackles/missed tackles), the seventh-lowest among inside linebackers.
  • In 2015, Bucannon only missed 4 of 54 tackles in coverage, the fourth-best rate.
  • Signing Bucannon gives the Cardinals one of the best coverage linebackers in the NFL, but he lacks the ability to be an effective run-stopper.

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