The Arizona Cardinals drafted Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, and KeeSean Johnson as wide receivers in last year’s draft, but none made a huge impact behind Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. With DeAndre Hopkins in the mix, those three from last season will be battling for just one or two spots on the 53-man roster, and another name could be added to the mix too.
If Arizona thinks a rookie may be able to out perform any of their depth pieces, they won’t hesitate to replace them. Vanderbilt’s Kalija Lipscomb could be an option to create an even more hostile training camp battle.
In 2019, Lipscomb had 47 receptions for 511 yards and three touchdowns, which was actually a dip from the previous season.
Michigan’s Lavert Hill will have to battle to make an NFL roster with his skills, but he may find a special teams niche as well. He is a smaller press corner with good ball skills and coverage strength. He lacks speed though. At the NFL level, that will be even more detrimental to his success as he commits penalties to prevent the long ball.
If Hill can become a standout special teams player, he should be able to crack the roster as he develops his defensive skills.