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2014 NFL Combine results: WRs that fit the size/speed combo for Arizona Cardinals

Bruce Arians likes them short and fast.

Joe Robbins

We have already read that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has a particular type of receiver that he prefers to draft -- short and speedy, but not too early in the draft.

The receivers have run done their drills at the NFL Combine and now we can see who might fit the profile.

According to, 20 receivers ran a sub-4.5 second 40-yard dash. These are the receivers that ran under 4.5 and are 5-11 or shorter, which matches the profile of Arians' draft history.

  • Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest, 5-9, 4.46
  • Bruce Ellington, South Carolina, 5-9, 4.45
  • Albert Wilson, Georgia State, 5-9, 4.43
  • Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma, 5-9, 4.44
  • Robert Herron, Wisconsin, 5-9, 4.48
  • Jeremy Gallon, Michigan, 5-7, 4.49
  • Brandin Cooks, 5-10, 4.33
  • Tevin Reese, Baylor, 5-10, 4.46
  • Odell Beckham, LSU, 5-11, 4.43

Who do you like best out of these receivers? Will Arians follow his pattern a draft one of these guys in the later rounds? Will we see these receivers with better times at their pro days?

Keep an eye on them.