Five Receivers the Arizona Cardinals Should Consider Drafting

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Dede Westbrook is the kind of game-changer that any team could use

If the Cardinals want to draft a deep threat, and they’ve proven that they love speed receivers, then Dede Westbrook is a guy they’ll be looking at. He stands just 5’11” and weighs 175 pounds, which is small, but he plays bigger than he looks.

Westbrook really only has one year of production, but it was tremendous production. He caught 74 passes for 1,465 yards, good for an average of nearly 20 yards per reception. He also accounted for 16 touchdowns. His speed is remarkable, but he combines it with good hands, and the savvy to get separation. He’s also more physical than one might think a receiver of his size would be. He plays hard, and effectively.

It’s hard to predict exactly where Westbrook might be selected, It might be too early to pick him where the Cardinals could be picking. Unfortunately, he may not last until they pick in round two. There could be concerns about his size, but his play-making ability will be coveted by more than a few teams. His skill-set fits in with what the Cardinals like to do, so he makes sense if he falls to them in the second round.