Ranking Arizona Cardinals top draft picks since 2016

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Christian Kirk

Kirk has been so-so throughout his career. And although he has underperformed as a former second-round pick, he has still carved a niche in this league. While he’s no WR2 next to DeAndre Hopkins, Kirk has proven that he can produce at a moderate level.

Over three seasons, he has amassed 159 receptions and 12 touchdowns. His catch rate dropped in 2020 to just 60.8 percent, a 2 to 3 percent decrease over his first two seasons. His receiving yards per game also dropped from 54.4 to 44.4.

Kirk took a step back in Year 3 after a 68-reception season (5.2 receptions per game) in 2019. However, his yards per target jumped from 6.6 to 7.9. He also doubled his reception touchdown total in 2020, from 6 career touchdowns between 2018 and 2019 to 12 in 2020.

The jury remains out on Kirk. However, our next player is arguably the team’s (and Keim’s) best value pick over the past five seasons.