Arizona Cardinals have a full receiver room
With the addition of DeAndre Hopkins, the Arizona Cardinals receiver room has suddenly become very dangerous
So a year ago at this time, people were complaining a lot about the Arizona Cardinals receiver room. Now, there is an abundance of hope with the room bordering one of the best in the NFL.
After adding DeAndre Hopkins last week in a trade with the Houston Texans, the Cardinals were considered one of the early winners of the offseason frenzy. He’s going to be paired with Larry Fitzgerald for at least one season in 2020, hopefully more.
That’s at the top of the cake. Then just below is Christian Kirk, who when healthy can do great things. His rookie season ended four weeks prematurely and he missed three games during the mid-season in 2019.
Those three alone make the Cardinals receiving core legitimate. However now you also have three 2019 rookies who are looking to get better in 2020. Andy Isabella and Keesean Johnson both had a cup of coffee on the field for the Cardinals last year but Hakeem Butler went on IR in August.
The Cardinals also have a couple of others who will fight for a spot. Guys like A.J. Richardson and Trent Sherfield. However don’t count them out of drafting a receiver in April’s draft.
With as much talent as they have in the room now, don’t be surprised if they keep at least seven receivers on the 2020 active roster. That will be especially likely to happen if they draft a receiver.
Some still believe the Cardinals should draft a receiver in the first round. While that seems less likely after the Hopkins addition, this is a very deep draft with receivers.
The interesting thing will be to see how the Cardinals plan to spread the ball around to utilize all their weapons. Remember, this team can run as well, so it is going to be quite the task to keep everyone happy on offense.