Arizona Cardinals: Krishawn Hogan a Name to Watch For
Krishawn Hogan has the size and speed that the Arizona Cardinals needed at the WR position
The NAIA league had one player attend the 2017 NFL Combine. This same player worked two jobs, one being a custodian, while attending community college courses before he got a shot to play at the college level.
His first college stop did not pan out, and the second one was little-known Marian University of Indiana. He was unstoppable in college, with a 6’3″ frame and weighing 222 pounds, coupled with his 4.56 speed and 36.5 inch vertical. His name is Krishawn Hogan.
During the Combine, Hogan posted numbers that are similar to former Viking and former German League standout Moritz Boehringer. Boehringer tested out a tad better in each category and was taken in the 6th round. Hogan, on the other hand, has more experience playing football and fell into the undrafted pool.
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What likely damaged the young wide receiver’s stock was the fact that he played for Marian University, a small school in the NAIA. He does not display game-breaking speed, but his combination of speed, strength, and leaping ability could potentially make him a nightmare.
He not only was a threat through the air but also on the ground, running in 25 total rushing touchdowns in his last two years alone while adding one passing TD. All of this was accomplished against far inferior opponents, however.
Arizona may be the best team for Hogan if he hopes to make it in the big leagues. The Cardinals have been successful with small-school receivers like John Brown and J.J. Nelson and are at least hoping to with Chad Williams. They also have had success with undrafted players such as Jaron Brown.
If the big-bodied wideout can quickly learn the playbook and get the game to slow down, he could have a chance to make the roster as a fifth or sixth receiver, a position often used by Arians. To make this possible, though, he will have to be willing to play special teams.