Second-round wideout possibilities for the Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals entered the current offseason with quite a few holes in their roster. One area of the team that many felt needed a reinforcement or two was the wide receiver position. Arizona did add veteran A.J. Green in free agency, but it’s clear that the 32-year old is no longer a Pro Bowl-caliber contributor.
Despite that acquisition, there’s a strong belief that the Cards will use one of their six selections in the upcoming NFL Draft on a wideout. The recent scuttlebutt has connected the organization with Jaylen Waddle, the speedy pass-catcher out of the University of Alabama. The Cardinals currently hold the 16th-overall choice in the first round, and there are some who feel that Waddle could drop squarely into the franchise’s lap at that slot.
Arizona does have other needs, however, so the possibility exists that general manager Steve Keim could wait until round two to select a receiver. The following are several of the position’s prospects who could still be on the board for the Redbirds at the 49th pick.
Purdue University’s Rondale Moore is one of the draft’s most intriguing players. The 5’9,175 pounder, thanks to various injuries, appeared in just seven games over the past two seasons. Moore hauled in an incredible 77 passes in those contests, a number which is direct proof of how productive the youngster can be for an offense when healthy.
Another possible option for the Cards on the draft’s second night is LSU’s Terrace Marshall. In three campaigns for the Tigers, the 6’3, 200 pounder registered 106 receptions,1,594 receiving yards and 23 trips into the end zone. Marshall, who opted out of last season on November 29th, tallied an impressive 731 yards and 10 touchdowns in the seven matchups he dressed for in 2020.
Oklahoma State University’s Tylan Wallace is another enticing wideout who the Cardinals could consider drafting. The 6’0,187 pounder caught 205 passes for 3,434 yards and 26 scores in four years for the Cowboys. Wallace was named First-team All-Big 12 following both the 2018 and 2020 campaigns.
One more wide receiver worth mentioning for Arizona is the University of Florida’s Kadarius Toney. The 6.0,193 pounder totaled 120 catches, 1,590 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in four seasons with the Gators. Toney was voted First-team All-SEC for his performance last fall.