Arizona Cardinals meet with two receiver prospects
The Arizona Cardinals continue to do their due diligence on two under-the-radar receiver prospects.
The Arizona Cardinals are expected to make the receiver position a priority in the draft. They have prepared to do so by recently meeting with Fresno State’s KeeSean Johnson, per DraftAnalysts.com’s Tony Pauline, and Northwestern State’s Jazz Ferguson, per KTAL Sports’ Tim Owen.
Fresno State’s KeeSean Johnson is known to be one of the sleeper prospects through multiple draft analysts. At the combine, he ran a 4.60-second 40-yard-dash but generally impressed with his athleticism. He measured in at a solid 6-1, 201-pounds.
Per Pro Football Focus, Johnson ranks eleventh in the 2019 receiving class in yards per route run with 3.05. He also ranks eighth in deep pass receptions (20+ yards) with 15 and ninth in deep pass yards with 541. He finished his Fresno State career with 275 receptions for 3,468 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Northwestern State’s Jazz Ferguson is a bit more of an unknown prospect but is gaining traction as an intriguing prospect in the late mid-rounds. At 6-5, 227-pounds with a 4.45-second 40-yard-dash speed, it’s easy to see why.
Once an LSU prospect, Ferguson transferred to Northwestern State due to some off the field issues and general immaturity. However, he appears to have turned it around in the lesser known ranks. In his lone full college football season in 2018, Ferguson racked up 66 receptions for 1,117 yards and 13 touchdowns.
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