The Cardinals selected rookie receiver Andy Isabella in the second round of the NFL Draft from UMass, and he should compete for playing time right away. Isabella should be among the top four receivers in Arizona with Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk and fellow rookie Hakeem Butler, and coach Kliff Kingsbury is excited to use Isabella in a variety of ways. In 2018, Isabella led the nation in receiving yards (1,698) and finished his college career with 231 catches for 3,526 yards and 30 touchdowns, and he ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Keep an eye on his role in training camp, but Isabella is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all seasonal leagues. And in rookie-only drafts, Isabella is a second-round selection.
The Cardinals selected Isabella in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 62nd overall. Isabella will forever be linked to Josh Rosen, who the Cardinals traded to the Dolphins for the 62nd pick in this year's class. The Massachusetts product may be undersized at just under 5-foot-9 and 188 pounds, but his resume speaks for itself. He had two 1,000-yard seasons during his time at Massachusetts, highlighted by a senior season that saw him rack up 102 catches for 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns. Isabella has remarkable quickness, as evidenced by his 4.31-second 40-yard dash that was among the fastest at this year's combine. He adds a downfield threat for Kyler Murray in the new-look Cardinal offense.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/20||@New York Giants||10||20.75|
|8||10/27||@New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
|9||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|10||11/10||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|11||11/17||@San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|13||12/01||Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|17||12/29||@Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|