Arizona Cardinals showing interest in slot standout
The Arizona Cardinals have met with Massachusetts standout Andy Isabella, a rising player in the 2019 draft class.
Per Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com, the Arizona Cardinals have spent a significant amount of time with Andy Isabella, as he would be an ideal fit in the Kingsbury offense.
At 5-8, 188-pounds, Isabella is the furthest thing from a physically intimidating player. But, he makes up for the lack of size with a game built to easily translate to the next level. The UMass product also has the speed to burn — at the NFL combine, he ran a 4.31 40-yard-dash, good for first among wide receivers, along with Ohio State’s Paris Campbell.
Per Pro Football Focus, Isabella also leads the class in yards per route run with 4.15. That statistic doesn’t come as a surprise as he is one of, if not, the best horizontal route-runner in the 2019 draft class. However, he wasn’t just a one trick pony for UMass. He ranks second in the class in deep yards with 705, per PFF.
Due to his route running abilities, speed, and agility, Isabella projects as a natural fit in Kingsbury’s offense that prioritizes a developed route-tree and running after the catch abilities (1,489 YAC at UMass, per PFF). Isabella should be available around the third to fourth rounds due to his subpar frame and ‘body catching’ mechanics.
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