Who will be Larry Fitzgerald‘s heir apparent?
As recent rumors indicate, if former Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry is available at No. 33 overall, the Cardinals won’t hesitate to take him.
And that would be the right option. Harry is a physical receiver with a freaky catch radius to couple with a huge frame and uncanny skills with the ball in his hands. Although he needs to get better at creating separation, he’s a natural fit to be the great Larry Fitzgerald’s eventual replacement.
But what if he isn’t there?
Like I said before on my draft blueprint, the Cardinals will win the draft by adding wide receiver and offensive line talent. But, they should view each equally at No. 33 overall and take the highest player on the big-board. Luckily, there is a lot of great outside receivers that I believe could be there at No. 33, including;
- Marquise Brown – Oklahoma
- Hakeem Butler – Iowa State
- Parris Campbell – Ohio State
- Kelvin Harmon – N.C. State
- Deebo Samuel – South Carolina
There are some excellent options at No. 65 as well, including;
- J.J. Arcega-Whiteside – Stanford
- Emanuel Hall – Missouri
- Terry McLaurin – Ohio State
Of course, there are some solid late options in the draft as well, but Keim needs to find Fitzgerald’s heir apparent, not his backup. If a receiver isn’t taken within the first three Cardinals’ selections I’d be surprised, and frankly, disappointed.