Discussion in 'Arizona Cardinals' started by Ronin, Mar 26, 2021.
OK but I disagree. Returning aside there lots similar in their tape.
That's not to say Waddle will fail just that hes far from a lock.
Players the Cardinals are willing to trade up for.
Kyle Pitts (this I know)
Ja'Marr Chase (I am guessing)
Jaylen Waddle (this is what it is sounding like)
Players the Cardinals may consider trading up for
Where I think you see the gap is that there are evaluators who believe the Pitts, Chase, and Waddle are "special talents" regardless of draft year and fill a need that we have. If the price is right and the player is there, Keim will move.
Ruggs didn’t have nearly the change of direction that Waddle has. Also didn’t have the hands nor route running either & I liked Ruggs a lot. Still do. I don’t think Ruggs was faster either.
Folks gonna overthink Smith so hard.
Schrager: Dont be surprised if the Cardinals draft an OT. WR or OT is on the board for the Cardinals as this year is all about getting Kyler ready to go after this draft
Tough to hear when Wirfs was on the board and even the WR coach saying Jefferson was the best WR in the draft (trade down option)
I guess better late than never, but i dont want them overcorrecting either. Love Waddle, but not sure about giving up a 2nd rounder with so few picks.
I honestly can’t wait to see your reaction once we draft Smith.
Probably similar to my reaction when we draft most years. Disappointment with hope that I am wrong. I have a tough time picturing his fit in an offense that emphasizes vertical outside routes requiring size and speed and underneath routes requiring RAC ability. Devonta Smith would be another square peg in a round hole IMO.
Having spent some time digging in on Waddle, I like him the best out of Jeudy, Ruggs, Waddle and Smith from this class and last year. I feel like he has the ability to do the most out of that group. The rest have good skill sets but nothing special IMO. He is the only one who has the unique potential to take over a game and wreck a game plan. Putting him on the field with Hopkins and Kyler's running ability is scary when you are trying to game plan against.
I was a big Ruggs fan last year and I also haven’t changed my opinion. They both have elite on field speed. I agree that Waddle has the edge in change of direction, but Ruggs caught the ball very well with his hands and made plenty of contested catches, so I wouldn’t give Waddle any advantage there. Both of them demand attention that help offenses much more than there stats will show.
I'm going to be so disappointed if we trade up for a WR, but if we do, things might get interesting. If we go WR in the first, I think our offense evolves to become more like the offense Kliff ran in college. In his two years in the NFL Kliff has used 5 WR sets 11 times total, while in college his teams would go 5 wide quite frequently. In college 10 personnel was Kliffs base, while in the NFL, Kliff has 11 & 12 as his most used groupings.
I know in his first year Kliff was forced to use TEs a lot because both our line and receivers weren't up to snuff. But this next season? With a huge upgrade at center, AJ Green and a shiny first round wideout, who knows. Maybe we're going to see the real "air raid" next season.
I likely do, but I think I cringe watching him all season waiting to see him get broken on the field.
You must not have been a cardinals fan for long to believe that.
That seems like a legit comp. but 6 foot and 166lbs . . . tough wrapping my head around how he doesn’t snap during a game.
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