ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona Cardinals’ WRs group not favored by PFF rankings

Jun 17, 2023, 6:45 PM

Cardinals Rondale Moore...

Rondale Moore #4 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a pass at SoFi Stadium on November 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals will have a differently built wide receivers corps in 2023, led by speedsters Hollywood Brown, Rondale Moore and Greg Dortch.

DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Green are gone, and notable newcomers include former Philadelphia Eagle Zach Pascal and rookie Michael Wilson from Stanford.

Pro Football Focus ranked the unit No. 28 in the league, criticizing the size of the arsenal — Brown, Moore and Dortch are all shorter than 5-foot-10 and are 180 pounds or lighter.

The Cardinals have it tough right now — they are without Kyler Murray due to injury, and now they are without DeAndre Hopkins. The top of their depth chart features Marquise Brown, Rondale Moore and Greg Dortch, making up one of the smaller receiver rooms (if not the smallest) in the league. It’s hard to really boast this group, but if you do, it will be on the basis of dynamic after-the-catch ability.

PFF placed the New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans beneath Arizona. Not coincidentally, Hopkins met with the Patriots and Titans after his release from the Cardinals.

Brown projects as the X receiver who can move inside. The second-year Cardinal picked up 709 receiving yards in 12 games last season, second on the team behind Hopkins. He played primarily out wide last year, with 519 snaps outside versus 250 in the slot.

Moore and Dortch played most of their snaps in the slot, although Moore has more NFL experience on the outside.

The third-year target out of Purdue only played eight games last season, while Dortch broke out in 16 games with 52 receptions.

All three can fly and give new offensive coordinator Drew Petzing options for different looks out of the backfield or in motion.

Wilson has been a standout this offseason as someone who can mix in everywhere and brings some size at 6-foot-2.

PFF ranked the Cincinnati Bengals as the top receiver group in the league, followed by the Eagles and the Miami Dolphins.

Arizona Cardinals

Budda Baker runs out of the tunnel...

Tyler Drake

Budda Baker sets the tone as Arizona Cardinals training camp kicks off

Budda Baker isn't letting his contract situation impact the way he leads the team, made evident by his impromptu speech ahead of camp.

1 hour ago

Jonathan Gannon runs off the field...

Dan Bickley

Do the Cardinals have momentum heading into the 2024 season?

The Cardinals seem to have momentum entering the 2024 season. It’s hard to believe and even harder to accomplish. 

2 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon...

Haboob Blog

Does momentum exist? Ask Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon

The Arizona Cardinals took a deep dive this offseason to answer an age-old question in sports: Does momentum exist?

3 hours ago

Dante Stills looks on during offseason work...

Tyler Drake

Arizona Cardinals training camp battles: Defensive line

Maybe the most important of the Arizona Cardinals' upcoming training camp battles is the defensive line room.

9 hours ago

Fans of the Arizona Cardinals...

Arizona Sports

When are the Cardinals’ open training camp practices?

Arizona Cardinals 2024 training camp is here, and fans can head to State Farm Stadium to watch their team starting Thursday.

1 day ago

Carter O'Donnell...

Arizona Sports

Cardinals waive injured OL Carter O’Donnell at start of training camp

The Arizona Cardinals waived offensive lineman Carter O'Donnell with an injury designation, the team announced on Tuesday. 

1 day ago

Arizona Cardinals’ WRs group not favored by PFF rankings