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Garrett Wilson – WR (Ohio State)

Many have Garrett Wilson projected as the top receiver in this season’s draft. But let’s go out on a limb and assume he drops to the 23rd overall spot. He’s an obvious shoo-in for the Cardinals and a potential upgrade over Christian Kirk.

Wilson is a smaller, speedier complement to Hopkins, but he carries far more size than Rondale Moore. The latter of whom is best suited for a slot role.

For starters, Wilson’s production is off the charts, with the receiver finishing his career averaging nine catches, two touchdowns, and 124 yards over his final three college games. A sure-handed receiver, Wilson also excels in the open field. But he can slip out of a defender’s grasp with ease.

He has a very limited downside that can be coached, such as spotty route running and questionable footwork. Overall, he’s comparable to Washington Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin.