Arizona Cardinals Select Riddick, Nelson In Fifth Round


The Arizona Cardinals selected defensive end Shaq Riddick and  wide receiver JJ Nelson with back-to-back picks in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft.

Shaq Riddick has great hands a motor that continues to give him consistent production. The Wolverine has speed that will once again help the pass rush for the Cardinals heading into next season. With the draft strategy put in place, Arizona has been able to draft players that will bring speed to their defense. In a division with mobile quarterbacks, it is vital to have a defense that is quick on its feet.

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J.J. Nelson is a speedy receiver out of UAB. Nelson isn’t scared to go up for a ball in traffic. In addition to being a receiver, he is also a decent return specialist. He averaged 38.7 yards returning the ball and also ran 4 back for touchdowns last year. His downside is his small frame and weight. Nelson’s ability to burn past defenders will help the offense to spread out vertically.

The Cardinals will have the last pick in the draft. Let’s see what Arians and Keim can do with the last pick in the draft.

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