Cardinals draft Valley’s own Kirk: Reaction to Arizona’s WR pick
The Arizona Cardinals selected hometown kid and Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday.
Kirk checks all the boxes of being a local product from Saguaro High School, filling an immediate need as a pass-catcher and potential returner all while being a high-rated choice in the mid-second round.
That led to the nearly unanimous approval of the selection on Twitter.
Christian Kirk comes home to the Cards. GREAT value. Mature beyond his years. Nifty return guy too. Josh Rosen will love him.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 28, 2018
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2018
If A&M receiver/returner Christian Kirk falls into the 2nd round — as many project he will — some team will get a hell of a football player for a bargain.
— Olin Buchanan (@olinbuchanan) April 27, 2018
The @AZCardinals get the perfect complement to Larry Fitzgerald in Christian Kirk. He was drafted a little later than expected but he is a rock-solid route runner and "catch-and-run" specialist. Kirk will make an immediate impact as a WR2/WR3 in AZ. #NFLDraft
— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) April 28, 2018
There’s also the local angle on Kirk, who is a Valley native.
Christian Kirk on being drafted by the Cardinals: “I’m a valley kid born and raised.. when I got that phone call it was so surreal.”
— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) April 28, 2018
WR Christian Kirk of Texas A&M was just selected by the Cardinals in the 2nd round (47th overall).
Kirk was the Cardinals High School Player of the Week in 2014 (Wk 1) while playing at Saguaro HS. pic.twitter.com/620DSl9jtZ
— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) April 28, 2018
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) April 28, 2018
Congratulations to Saguaro alum Christian Kirk – DRAFTED by the Arizona Cardinals!
— Gridiron Arizona (@gridironarizona) April 28, 2018
First-round choice Josh Rosen made headlines Thursday for saying teams that passed on him will regret it and Rosen will be pleased to know that Kirk shares the same type of mentality.
A lot of names taken tonight. You all are going to feel me, trust me.
— Christian Kirk (@ChristianDavon2) April 27, 2018