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May 14, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) catches the ball during organized team activities at the Cardinals Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals: WR/TE Position Breakdown

The 2013 Arizona Cardinals’ receiving corps is as good as any in the league. The Cardinals have talent when it comes to the starters but depth wise they are lacking experience.

With starters Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, Andre Roberts, and possibly Ryan Swope, there is the ability for them to have an high-octane receiving corps with Carson Palmer at the helm. Arians said “You go and watch the tape, there’s a lot of speed over there, a lot of good things are happening with those young guys.”

As we all know speed means nothing if the receivers cant get open and/or catch the ball. LaRon Byrd, Kerry Taylor, and Jarret Dillard, who have some experience, can do that. The roster consists of six rookies looking for a spot, all of whom are looking to make an impact.

They are Robert Gill, Dan Buckner, Jaron Brown, Michael Rois, Taylor Shaw, and Charles Hawkins. With so many guys fighting for so little open spots, every person is giving their all. Hopefully someone can emerge as a threat, but at the same time there is a reason they went undrafted.

With the tight end group, Arians is looking for two guys who can be a double threat. Arians wants someone who hold their own in the trenches to help open holes for the running game and can also catch the ball coming up the middle of the field. The two possible starters could be Rob Housler and Ryan Swope. On the roster, there’s Mike Leach, Jeff King, Jim Dray, Kory Sperry, Alex Gottieb, and rookies D.C. Jefferson and Kyle Auffray.

When it comes down to it with the tight end group, I have no clue who Arians is going to want on the roster in the beginning of the season. With that being said I also am not really worried about the tight ends. I believe whoever starts can at least be an average group of guys.

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