The Arizona Cardinals could opt to add a wide receiver in the second round for the second consecutive year. But, this year’s class offers a bit more talent than last.
The Arizona Cardinals are the beneficiaries of having the top pick in each round of the draft. As such, the second round pick will be the 33rd selection of the 2019 draft, meaning Steve Keim might have the opportunity to have his pick of the litter of wide receiver talent.
After signing Kevin White and Damiere Byrd to start the off-season, the Arizona Cardinals are still sitting with a major team need at wide receiver. While Larry Fitzgerald remains employed by the team, his days as an NFL star are winding down. 2018 second round pick Christian Kirk impressed during his rookie season, but, he won’t be able to carry the workload alone.
Currently, Kevin White is expected to start on the outside, which is less than ideal when factoring in his lengthy injury history. Backup Chad Williams has failed to develop properly and Trent Sherfield likely has a way to go. Behind them is Pharoh Cooper and Damiere Byrd; two career returners.
Luckily, there is hope for a Cardinals receiving depth chart that lacks NFL quality depth. That hope comes within the 2019 draft, which is one of the most well-rounded wide receiver groups in recent memory. Due to the depth of talent in the group, the Cardinals will probably be able to get a game changer at No. 33 if they choose to go that route. However, don’t expect D.K. Metcalf to be on this last, as he’s one of the few first-half of the first-round locks at receiver.