Arizona Cardinals rookies not overly impressive so far

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 23: Center Mason Cole #64 of the Arizona Cardinals in action during the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at State Farm Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Chicago Bears won 16-14. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 23: Center Mason Cole #64 of the Arizona Cardinals in action during the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at State Farm Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Chicago Bears won 16-14. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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Outside of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, the jury is still out on the remaining rookies

It is pretty certain Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen is going to be a franchise player.  Although back down to Earth a bit this week after an impressive first start a week ago, Rosen is the real deal.

For the remaining rookies, there have been flashes but no real guarantees to stick in the future.  Probably the closest to Rosen in this case would be receiver Christian Kirk.  He leads all rookie receivers with 19 receptions through five weeks.

Center Mason Cole has been hot and cold.  He looked good in preseason, started out just fine.  However he seemed to struggle a bit last Sunday in the team’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Two undrafted rookies, linebackers Dennis Gardeck and Zeke Turner have had their moments, although still not consistent.  Running back Chase Edmonds will be good but right now is not getting the job done when called upon.

The jury is definitely still out on Trent Sherfield.  He has played very sparingly.  He does not have a reception yet.

His days could be numbered if they decide to drop a receiver soon.  The Cardinals signed Kendall Wright on Monday but did not cut a receiver in his place.

However they did work out Rishard Matthews on Tuesday.  He was scheduled for a visit before Wright was signed but kept his workout plans for the Cardinals.

No word on how it went but as of Tuesday evening, Sherfield was still here and Matthews was not.  One has to wonder if the Cardinals are trying to get one more veteran recevier and then would part ways with Sherfield?

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The other rookie, offensive lineman Korey Cunningham, has not been able to stay healthy.  Hopefully we will get a chance to see what he can do soon.  For now, nothing really to say make or brake on him just yet.