3 winners and 3 losers from the Cardinals 2021 preseason

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Rondale Moore – WR

Cardinals rookie receiver Rondale Moore had a fantastic debut against the Cowboys in Week 1 of the preseason and he even showed off his versatility against the Chiefs as well, picking up nine rushing yards on a single carry. He also carried the ball twice against the Cowboys.

When Arizona general manager Steve Keim drafted Moore in the second round earlier this year, it concerned many Cardinals fans given his size and injury history. At 5-foot-7, Moore figures to be one of the shortest receivers in the league. Keim whiffed on the similarly-sized Andy Isabella, who is now a fringe roster prospect.

So far, Moore has looked like the second-round draft pick Arizona was hoping for. Odds are, he would have gone in the first round had it not been for his injury history.

Look for Moore to start the season as the third or even fourth receiver behind A.J. Green and Christian Kirk. However, he can easily work his way up the depth chart if he performs the way he did in the preseason when the games count.