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Murray will make the leap due to Moore’s emergence

Arizona’s second-round pick out of Purdue, Rondale Moore, has grown on me. Initially, the selection of the wide receiver was frustrating, but the pass-catching needs for the Cardinals were too big for the team to not address them in this year’s NFL Draft.

Moore brings success from his Boilermaker days with plays that Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury wants to use in his air raid offense.

With Moore being able to run bubble screens, jet sweeps, and catch slants over the middle, his arrival could potentially add the missing component to the Cardinals’ offense. It seems like this Kingsbury offense has been on the extreme ends when it comes to each type of passing play.

Meaning that the play-calls are either short, bubble screens close to the line of scrimmage, or they are 25-yard zingers downfield. There has really been nothing in-between (just look at DeAndre Hopkinsaverage depth of target last year).

With Moore going over the middle, it should allow Hopkins to toy with the defense as he wishes. More option routes could be in-store or more continued deep crossing patterns. If Arizona doesn’t want to utilize a tight end very much next season, Moore can work out of the slot and be the presence in the middle that the offense has been lacking.