Juju Smith-Schuster is an intriguing prospect with big potential
One of the most interesting receiver prospects in the draft could be USC’s Juju Smith-Schuster. He has NFL size and talent, but he’s still somewhat raw as a pass catcher, which makes him a little more risky than some of the other guys the Cardinals might target.
Standing 6”2″ and weighing 220 pounds, Smith-Schuster has an NFL receiver’s frame. He also has the strength and speed needed to succeed as a pro. However, he doesn’t run the best routes, and will need a lot of work to tighten up that part of his game. He still succeeds with just his athleticism, and had over 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015, though his numbers dipped some in 2016. He does a good job at getting deep, and runs well after the catch.
Smith-Schuster’s grade has yet to be finalized, and he could go early in round one, or fall into day two, depending on how he works out. He’s the equal of any player in the draft in terms of pure talent, and the Cardinals could use another big-time talent. If he falls into the second round, he could be too much of a temptation for them to pass on.