The Arizona Cardinals could address a sizable hole at the wide receiver position during the first round of the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft.
Just last season, the wide receiver corps was one of the strengths of the Arizona Cardinals. The club’s front office assembled an impressive group that featured DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, A.J. Green, and Rondale Moore.
At the moment, only Hopkins and Moore are returning from that talented foursome. Kirk left the desert to sign a lucrative deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Green is currently searching for employment in the NFL.
Free-agent possibilities remain, but the Cards could very well wait until the draft takes place later this month to address the issue. In fact, there’s a fairly good chance that general manager Steve Keim could grab a wideout with the organization’s first-round pick on April 28th.
Arizona Cardinals could find a top-tier wideout during the draft’s first round
Arizona would likely be thrilled if University of Alabama stud Jameson Williams was still available at the 23rd-overall selection. The 6-foot-2, 189-pounder exploded last season, tallying 79 catches, 1,572 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide.
Penn State University’s Jahan Dotson is also an intriguing possibility. The 5-foot-11, 184-pounder hauled in 91 passes for 1,182 yards and 12 scores for the Nittany Lions last fall.
At 6-foot-3, 232 pounds, Treylon Burks is a physical specimen out of the University of Arkansas. The 22-year old was voted First-team All-SEC after totaling 66 receptions, 1,104 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns for the Razorbacks in 2021.
Ohio State University’s Chris Olave could also be an opening-round target for the Cardinals. In his four collegiate campaigns, the 6-foot-1, 188-pounder caught 176 passes for 2,711 yards and 36 scores for the Buckeyes.
Most members of the “Red Sea” would have to agree that the franchise needs to add at least one capable wide receiver to the mix this offseason. The loss of Kirk, and quite possibly Green, has created a need at the position. Keim could use the opening round of the upcoming draft to fill what has become a sizable hole in the Redbirds’ offense.