The Arizona Cardinals will have the pick of a very talented receiving litter at No. 33 overall.
Although the New England Patriots seemingly stole away N’Keal Harry at No. 32 overall, the Arizona Cardinals shouldn’t have a hard to time looking for playmakers to surround Kyler Murray.
Adding Kevin White and Damiere Byrd was a start to improving the wide receiver core, but neither currently project as top options for the team. Therefore, as it currently stands, the Cardinals’ three starting receivers (including slot) are Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, and Chad Williams. Though Fitzgerald is a lock to receive a gold jacket, and Kirk showed upside his rookie year, the team needs more than two solid players and… Chad Williams.
Luckily, the Cardinals won’t have to wait very long to get Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury the receiver necessary to make the offense click. Sitting at pick No. 33 overall, the Redbirds shouldn’t have a problem finding that very player. After the first round saw just two receivers get selected, there appear to be more options than most projected at the top of the second.
However, the Cardinals may opt to pass on a receiver and instead get Murray the protection he needs or add a defensive playmaker. If they target a pass protector, good options include; Dalton Risner, Jawaan Taylor, Cody Ford, Erik McCoy, and Yodny Cajuste. If they want to go defense, targeting one of Greedy Williams, Chase Winovich, or Byron Murphy would be good choices.
Now, with that being said, let’s get into some playmaking receiving talents.