Arizona Cardinals: Reviewing the Receivers


Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) and wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) against the Cincinnati Bengals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals finalized their 53-man roster on Saturday.  Included in the 53 were six receivers.  The big question was whether they’d stick to just five or stretch to seven, which seemed less unlikely.  Six was the number they went with, for now.

Larry Fitzgerald – Fitz is and will always be number one as long as he is a Cardinal.  How much longer that it remains to be seen but right now he still seems to be at the top of his game.  He had 10 touchdowns last season, playing more as a slot receiver, something he had rarely done previous to last year.  I look for him to get close to what he did last year.

Michael Floyd – Floyd played very little in the preseason due to injury but he finally made his way into a game in week three.  He will be the eventual number one receiver and already plays more like a one than a two.  He is a deep threat and I expect he will flirt with double-digit touchdowns.

Ted Ginn – Another receiver that played sparingly in the preseason.  Ginn also will be a huge factor in the return game.  Ginn has the speed and ability to crack 1,000 yards receiving, as long as the Cards continue to get him involved.

John Brown – The kid had a great first half of camp and tailed off a little bit the last couple of weeks, however there is no doubt about this kid’s ability.  He can flat out ball.  He has great speed, great hands and will be a great asset to have for years to come.

Jaron Brown – We saw flashes of what he could do last season and then he came out and had a great preseason.  He has the leaping ability of Fitz and also possesses great hands.

Walt Powell – He will probably contribute more on special teams but he’ll get a few catches this year you wouldn’t expect from him.  He’ll have chances to spell the other guys from time to time.  He will have to perform though when given the opportunity.  There are other receivers he just barely beat out.