Arizona Cardinals Draft Prospects 2020: Wide Receivers

 

The Arizona Cardinals may look to more receivers in April’s 2020 NFL Draft

As the 2019 season winds down, the winter of watching and waiting for the 2020 NFL draft begins.  The Arizona Cardinals are entering a second year of transition into the Kliff Kingsbury Air Raid-esque offensive scheme.

This high tempo, pass oriented offensive style of play needs proper weapons in order to succeed.  GM Steve Keim and Kingsbury should no doubt be looking at “must have” draft picks who can become instant impact players for the Cardinals to compete in the NFC West next season.

The primary weapon that is needed for the Air Raid offense besides a prolific QB is a balanced Wide Receiver.  The 2020 draft has numerous wideouts who can fill into most NFL minded offenses.

The Air Raid needs a strong route runner who can fight off secondary coverages. According to both Nflmocks.com and Walter Football.com that special WR is CeeDee Lamb.

Lamb is a product of the University of Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley’s high powered offense.  That’s an offense that ties back into both Riley and Kingsbury developing out of the Mike Leach Air Raid factory at Texas Tech back in the early 2000’s.

Lamb, posting impressive stats in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons, has caught passes from  Heisman Trophy winners and former team mates Baker Mayfield, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and this year’s Heisman runner up Jalen Hurts.  Lamb is a legitimate choice in the 2020 Draft as a familiar target for Murray and would fit right into to Kingsbury’s offense.

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While Lamb may move up or down rounds on draft day, his stock should rise.  If he has a great College Football Playoff game against LSU his star should rise even more to become a real weapon on the Cardinals depth chart next season.

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