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2015 NFL Draft results: Arizona Cardinals take pass rusher Shaquille Riddick, speedy WR JJ Nelson in 5th round

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Speed is the theme for round 5.

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals had consecutive picks in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. With the first (158 overall), they took edge rusher Shaquille Riddick out of West Virginia and then with the next pick, they went with speedy receiver J.J. Nelson out of University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Both are fast.

Nelson was the fastest player at the NFL Scouting Combine, posting a 4.28-second 40-yard dash. He is very small though, standing only 5-10 and weighing only 156 pounds. He had 35 catches for 655 yards (nearly 19 yards per catch) and four TDs. He averaged 10.65 yards per punt return and over 38 yards per kickoff return, including four touchdowns.

He has to have been drafted to take over return duties.

Riddick is 6-6, 244 pounds and projects as an outside linebacker -- the first true speed rusher Arizona has had in quite some time.

In his one season with West Virginia, Riddick had 27 tackles, 11 for a loss and seven sacks. He played three seasons for Gardner-Webb.

Riddick ran  a 4.64 40, but his three-cone was 6.7 seconds -- he is extremely quick.