In the third Arizona Cardinals rookie film room, we look at five plays that define Andy Isabella as a player.
The Arizona Cardinals secured Andy Isabella coveted talents with the very pick that was acquired from the Dolphins (No. 62) for Josh Rosen. All eyes will be on the UMass receiver, as not only was he the player acquired from the Rosen trade, he also looks to be an excellent fit on the Cardinals and will surely boost their receiving group.
At the combine, the Massachusetts receiver ran the fastest 40-yard-dash time for a receiver (4.31 seconds), which, in turn, continued to build up his draft hype. Due to that speed, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Isabella was a track star and even beat Browns’ cornerback Denzel Ward in high school.
Pro Football Focus gave Isabella a 93.2 grade; highest in the entire class for receivers. His 4.15 yards per route run rank first in the class, while 705 deep pass yards rank second. In 2018 alone, he had 33 slot receptions for 429 yards; he also had a total of 1,489 YAC yards in his college tenure.
Measuring in at 5-foot-9 and 188-pounds, most consider Isabella to be a slot receiver. While that may be his primary position on the field, he’s so much more and has the game to play anywhere and run virtually any route. Though the advanced stats could tell you just that, the film can too.