Arizona Cardinals: A Current Look at the WR’s


Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) carries for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

With OTA’s in the rear view mirror and the mandatory camp this week before the Arizona Cardinals head into the remainder of their off-season before training camp, we continue to take a look at position by position.  A couple of weeks ago we looked at inside and outside linebackers.  Now we will take a look at the wide receivers.

Larry Fitzgerald – Let’s just stop all the talk about Fitz being on any decline.  Let’s not worry if he will re-sign or get traded after this year.  Let’s just focus on this season.  Fitz is clearly still playing at a number one receiver level.  There is no reason to believe he won’t continue to play that way in 2014.

Michael Floyd – Floyd has turned into a very nice two receiver who is primed to be a number one when Fitz is no longer an option.  He made some huge plays in 2013 and honestly now the bar has been set and we should expect an even better 2014.

Ted Ginn Jr. – Brought in for his return game but he will also fill the void vacated by Andre Roberts, who left for the Washington Redskins.  It will be nice to watch his speed.

Jaron Brown – Should fight for the fourth receiver in camp.  He will have a fight on his hands with rookie John Brown.  Brown just needs consistent playing time.

John Brown – Some people feel as if he could be one of the steels of the draft.  With what I’ve seen with his speed and added talent in the return game, I see no reason to doubt that.

Dan Buckner – He will have a hard time breaking this roster.  He did last year too.  I like him but I think there are other pieces that can fill the void better.  I don’t rule him out getting onto the final roster but it will be tough.

Brittan Golden – He had a huge catch against the San Francisco 49ers last year and then he got hurt.  He is exciting to watch but I just can’t foresee him making this roster unless there is an injury elsewhere.  Possible he could get onto the roster if the Cards keep six receivers.

Kevin Ozier – The local product out of Arizona State will be a fan favorite but no realistic chances of making the team.  A possible practice squad player.

Kelsey Pope – The rookie from Samford will be a nice practice player but don’t look for much more.

Walt Powell – The rookie free agent from Murray State, like Pope, will be fun to watch in the preseason but no realistic chances of breaking this roster.