ESPN.com columnist Ted Miller cites DT Justin Washington as Arizona's most indispensable player for the 2011 season. Touting Matt Scott as a competent backup for QB Nick Foles and a deep receiving corps, Miller zeroes in on Washington as a key player in a defense that must be effective this year.
Washington is the only starter returning on the defensive line, a line that has seen some injuries further deplete its depth. He got off to a fast start last season before wearing down. Now a sophomore, the year's experience should allow him to better handle the pounding.