Last offseason, the Arizona Cardinals receiving corps looked thin after Larry Fitzgerald and second-year wideout Michael Floyd. Andre Roberts was coming off his best season, a 64-catch, 759-yard, five-touchdown performance that had some thinking he could be even better from the slot once Floyd took over on the outside.
That did not happen, as Roberts averaged just 11 yards per reception—9.8 yards from the slot—and ended up with fewer than 500 yards receiving for the first time since his rookie year.
This offseason, Arizona’s receiving corps got better with the additions of free agent Ted Ginn Jr. and rookie third-round pick John Brown. As a No. 3-No. 4 combination, you might not find a faster duo around.
Ginn said in March upon signing with the Cardinals that he can still run a 4.38-second 40-yard dash “without working,” according to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com. Brown, who flew under most draft experts’ radar, clocked a 4.34-second 40 at the combine—the second-fastest time by a receiver behind New Orleans Saints first-round pick Brandin Cooks.
Here, we'll continue breaking down the Cardinals roster by position. Let’s look at the group of receivers and what each brings to the head coach Bruce Arians’ offense.
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