5 things to watch for during the Cardinals 2021 preseason

(Photo by Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic) Rondale Moore
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Will Moore outshine other young Cardinals receivers?

Multiple reports have come out of training camp about rookie wide receiver Rondale Moore and his supposedly very impressive outing. He was drafted in the second round of the 2021 NFL draft to fill the role of a speedy slot receiver, and it seems he is living up to expectations.

What does this mean for other young receivers such as Andy Isabella and KeeSean Johnson, who were both taken in the 2019 Draft? Neither has managed to piece together much production with only 773 yards and 4 touchdowns between them over the past two seasons.

Isabella seems most at risk from a Rondale Moore emergence during the preseason. He was drafted to provide the Cardinals with a super-fast outside/slot receiver that could stretch the field and play a major role in Kingsbury’s preference of 10 personnel offenses.

So far, he has failed to provide that. Johnson, on the other hand, has provided some special teams value along with possession receptions and seems to have a better relationship with quarterback Kyler Murray.

As a rookie, Moore will play a significant amount of snaps during the preseason. If he is sufficiently impressive, and the Cardinals need to make cuts in the wide receiver room to reach the 53-man roster, Isabella could be in danger.