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The Arizona Cardinals didn't select former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson(notes) fifth overall because of his return skills first and foremost, but those skills certainly haven't hurt Peterson so far in his rookie campaign. If you haven't seen the 2010 SEC Special Teams Player of the Year in action just yet, check out this 82-yard punt return in the second quarter of Arizona's game against the Baltimore Ravens:

Unfortunately for Peterson and the Cards, the Ravens picked this day to mount the greatest comeback in franchise history, as they came back from a 24-3 deficit to beat Arizona, 27-24. The Cards have a long way to go before they're a competitive team, but in Peterson, they have a pretty special player.

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