Over the past few weeks, Pro Football Focus has released a number of offensive and defensive unit rankings. Cardinals wide receivers were not ranked as favorably as their secondary defense which finished 6th overall.
Despite drafting PFF favorites, the football site doesn’t think the Cardinals can be placed any higher because their young receivers haven’t proved anything at the NFL level yet. This is what PFF had to say about Cards WR core:
Arizona selected a PFF favorite in the second round of this year’s draft in wide receiver Andy Isabella and also got a steal in the fourth-round in Hakeem Butler, who was pegged as the 42nd-best prospect in this class on the PFF Big Board. Butler and Isabella finished first and second in this year’s class in deep receiving yards, but until their superb college play is seen at the NFL level, the Cardinals receiving unit will remain in the lower tier with veteran Larry Fitzgerald as their only option.
Cardinals do have 3 rookie WRs that could really step in and improve this receiving group. All have a unique skill they can bring to the offense. How much will these rookies improve their receiving corps? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure to follow me on Twitter @TylerJaggi