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Marqui Christian of Midwestern State Is Selected By The Cardinals With The #167 Pick Of The 2016 NFL Draft

A small school prospect, Marqui Christian is one step closer to his NFL dream after getting selected by the Arizona Cardinals.

A rare feat for a player from Midwestern State, strong safety Marqui Christian heard his name called in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

Christian is a Division II product of the Lone Star Conference. He is an in-the-box safety that will provide some thump from the secondary. He is a much quicker player than many scouts noticed on tape, giving him the ability to morph into a more well-rounded player.

He does an excellent job of studying tape and preparing himself to anticipate what a quarterback will do with the football. Christian, at 5-10, 196 pounds, is not afraid to beat and bang with some of the bigger tight ends.

At this point, Christian is more of luxury than a need for the Cardinals. They can spend a couple of years letting him develop into what they want out of their safety.

Congratulations to Marqui Christian and Midwestern State on sending another Division II player to the NFL.