Terrace Marshall is second in the Arizona Cardinals re-draft.
Marshall was on the board for the Cardinals at 49th overall. Instead, Keim chose muscle-induced clone of Andy Isabella. Drafting players who are basically the same person but slightly different attributes is just the definition of insanity.
The Cardinals did best when Anquan Boldin was paired with Larry Fitzgerald. Fitz was the finesse guy, while Boldin had the body big enough to go over the middle and take hits. Not to mention that height still matters for receivers- unless your quarterback can actually throw them open. Marshall averaged 104.4 yards per game last season and his wingspan is incredible. However, Marshall does need to make his route more finished/crisp at the end, and work on securing some tough but makeable catches.
Just to have someone other than Hopkins who can high-point the ball while having the size Marshall does is why he is a part of the Arizona Cardinals re-draft.
Why Rondale Moore should not have been picked
With Moore given all of his abilities, it’s just not the right pick for the Cardinals. This was another reach and only continues to show more dedication to the lateral and college offense that Kliff Kingsbury runs. There needs to be more deep strikes and jump balls thrown downfield to keep the defenses the team plays against honest.
Plus, with two athletic playmakers in Marshall and DeAndre Hopkins running down the field, it would at least elevate Christian Kirk’s ability to get open.
As for Moore’s 600lb squat-as this is for sure to be brought up by someone in the discussion. Don’t get me wrong, 600lbs is impressive no matter who you are, especially hitting depth with it too.
Does a high squat max automatically guarantee a great football career? Not always. Many players have had lifted quite a bit and it doesn’t always translate perfectly to being a great NFL player.
That is what Moore will have to overcome, just like everyone else. However his height and lack of dominating the jump ball are negatives that Moore must work to improve.