5 players that might be available to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade
Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
2018 stats: 38 receptions, 491 yards, 1 touchdown
Who’s Keelan Cole? A former undrafted free agent in 2017, Cole has found a spot in the NFL in large because of an absurd catch radius, continuously growing game, and solid 6-1, 194-pound frame. Cole has been dubbed as one of the hardest working players at the receiver position by coaches which has shown in his improved route-running and seperation skills.
However, his drop issues and mediocre second half last season hurt his rising stock. Per PlayerProfiler.com, Cole dropped seven passes in 2018, good for 13th in the NFL. If the 25-year-old Kentucky Wesleyan product can fix those previously mentioned issues, he could be a big-time player for a long time in the NFL.
Why would the Jaguars trade him? After the signing speedy receiver Chris Conley, and Marqise Lee‘s return from injured reserve, the Jaguars receiver depth chart is as crowded as ever. Cole’s limited snaps alongside youngsters Dede Westbrook and D.J. Chark in 2018 make the depth chart that much more crowded. He’s also a free agent in 2020, which means the team might look to get value for him when before they get nothing.
How much would it cost? Due to Cole’s inconsistent play and free agent status in just a year, the Cardinals shouldn’t have a hard time adding to the receiving core. One of a fifth or sixth round pick in the two upcoming drafts could do the trick. His 2020 cap-hit is a low $646 thousand, per Over The Cap.