Career stats: 255 receptions, 3,290 yards, 17 touchdowns
A former undrafted free agent in 2012, 29-year-old Jermaine Kearse has found a way to be impactful through his seven-year career. Most know him for his heroics during the 2013 NFC Championship game or absurd clutch catch in Super Bowl 49. Others know him as a solid player for the New York Jets for the past two seasons.
Kearse is far from the signing that will blow a fanbase away, but he does have a place in the NFL, and perhaps the Arizona Cardinals. He’s not going to be the team’s top option, but he does possess the ability to be effective on the outside or in the slot. He brings to speed to the field (4.43 40-yard-dash), and of course, has proven to play his best ball when it most counts.
In 2018, Kearse finished the year as Pro Football Focus‘ 83rd best receiver, but don’t let that dissuade you. He found himself buried in the Jets improved wide receiver depth chart and struggled with a few injuries through the year. Just in 2017, he was an 800+ yard, five touchdown receiver. For the Cardinals, Kearse would be a solid veteran addition that could provide the most upside of all the receivers on this list.
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