A WR for the Cardinals in every round of the NFL draft

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The Arizona Cardinals are expected to select a wide receiver in the NFL draft this week. It might happen in the first round and it might happen later.

The top receivers (Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith) are all very likely off the board by the time the Cardinals are up with the 16th overall pick.

The Cardinals also do not have a selection in the third or fourth rounds, due to trades they have made.

Here are some potential receivers they could consider in each round of the draft.


Round 1: Rashod Bateman, Minnesota

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he is 6-0 and 190 pounds with speed. He caught 60 passes for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2019. His player comp is Keenan Allen.

Round 2: Rondale Moore, Purdue

Moore is small and speedy. Think of him as an Andy Isabella redo, only he played against better competition. His 4.29-second 40 is eye-popping.

Round 3: Amari Rodgers, Clemson

Rodgers is another smaller receiver but is compact at 5-9, 212 pounds. He is built like Christian Kirk. He caught 77 passes for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns.

Round 4: Anthony Schwartz, Auburn

Schwartz has track-star speed. The Cardinals have met with him. He is raw. and is 6-0, 186. He is far from a perfect prospect but his speed is hard to ignore.

Round 5: Shi Smith, South Carolina

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Smith is another projected slot receiver at 5-9, 186. He has good speed and offers some potential as a returner as well.

Round 6: Jaelon Darden, North Texas

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Darden is a sneaky good prospect with his speed and frame. He projects as a slot receiver at 5-8 and 174 pounds.

Round 7: Dax Milne, BYU

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Milne was Zach Wilson's favorite target. He has some length at 6-1 and is 193 pounds. He was very productive in college and is willing to get dirty with blocking. He will most certainly be fun on special teams. Listen to the latest from Cards Wire's Jess Root on his podcast, Rise Up, See Red. Subscribe on Apple podcasts or Spotify. Latest show:

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