Round 2, pick 37
Original selection: WR Christian Kirk
Re-draft selection: WR Christian Kirk
Again, this pick remains unchanged. After all, the Arizona Cardinals filled a team need by drafting a talent that plenty of draft experts deemed worthy of a first-round pick.
The 2018 class was barren of standout receiving prospects after the Cardinals’ second-round selection. Six talented wide receivers selected after Kirk could’ve been in this spot including Anthony Miller, James Washington, Michael Gallup, Tre’Quan Smith, KeKe Coutee, and Antonio Callaway, but, at the end of the day, Kirk proved to be more productive during his rookie season than all six of previously mentioned players.
During Kirk’s rookie season, he flashed his ability to be a big play receiver and proved to be one of Rosen’s favorite targets. In just 12 appearances, Kirk compiled a solid receiving line of 43/590/3. Most importantly, he showed off his speed, ability to create separation, and run clean routes whether it be horizontal or vertical.
Expect Kirk to be even better during his sophomore campaign. The Texas A&M product will likely be a focal point of the Kliff Kingsbury ‘Air Raid’ offense both in the slot and outside. His fluid game and after the catch abilities should be used plentifully in an offense that prioritizes both. Don’t be surprised if he finishes his second year catching over 70 passes for 1,000+ yards.