Cardinals Depth Chart Cardinals Roster

Markus Bailey | 41

ILB | Purdue | Arizona Cardinals
Ht: 6001 / 6' 00" | Wt: 235 | Upd: 05/09/2024


Birth Date: 03/07/1997
Age: 27
Original Team: CIN
NFL Entry: 20 07 215
NFL Exp: 5
Depth Chart Key: U/Cin
Team History: CIN ARZ

Player History

07/20 CIN D/C signed
11/21 CIN Covid-19
11/21 CIN activated 10
03/24 CIN UFA
05/24 ARZ UFA signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about MARKUS BAILEY: Purdue, 6001 235 4.75. Three-year starter, Columbus, OH. Played in four games after his season was cut short by a knee injury. Physical versus the inside run, quick to read and react on his key. Attacks blocks with knee bend while working his hands to separate and get ball side leverage against second level blockers. Plays from tackle to tackle and maintains leverage controlling cutback lanes. Gets through the trash inline. Secure tackler with explosive strike, wrap and finish. Solid blitz skill with anticipation at the snap and a burst to close on the quarterback. Pass drop skill with quick reactions on the throw. Processes route combinations and finds the throwing lane. Limits yards after the catch. Primarily a zone defender he has also worked over the slot showing re-route ability and awareness in flat coverage. Can be slow to flip his hips in coverage and has occasional hang up in transition. A little stiff changing directions. Lacks extended range in pursuit but motor never turns off. Draft status could be affected by two major knee surgeries-one as a freshman and the other this past season. He may be a late round selection but could provide value if his injuries check out. His high motor and tackling skill project well to special teams. 2019 stats (4 games): 14 T, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 QBH. Medical exclusion at Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-31 1/2, H-9 3/8, BP-15, SS-DNP).