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Inside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell has quickly become 'X factor' of Cardinals' defense

When the Cardinals drafted do-it-all defender Isaiah Simmons with the No.8 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, General Manager Steve Keim said the franchise had found its “Eraser.”

“You watch him on tape,” Keim said at the time, “and you see him play the deep middle, the deep half. You see him play in the box, you see him blitz and rush the passer. … We call that kind of player an ‘eraser’ in this league.”

Thanks to signing their “X-Man” a month earlier, the Cardinals already found their difference-maker at weakside inside linebacker in free-agent De’Vondre Campbell.