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Arizona Cardinals Wide Receivers still Among the Best, Despite Slow Start

Pro Football Focus still sees the Arizona Cardinals WR corps as one of the best in the NFL

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The Arizona Cardinals were expected to have a great receiving corps in 2016, through the first six games, they do, even if it is not exactly what we expected.

From Pro Football Focus:

3. Arizona Cardinals (2)

Starters: WR Larry Fitzgerald, WR Michael Floyd, WR John Brown, TE Jermaine Gresham

They’d likely own the No. 1 spot if Michael Floyd could figure out how to recapture his old form. In a contract year, no less, Floyd has seen his snap counts cut in half over the past three weeks because he simply can’t make any plays. His 40-percent catch rate is the second worst of any starting wideout. They still have Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown, though, the former being PFF’s second-highest-graded receiver currently.

How good has Larry Fitzgerald been? In turn, how bad is Michael Floyd this year? Also, has John Brown been that good that he makes up for the distance between Fitz and Floyd, I admittedly would not think so, and I don’t always agree with Pro Football Focus’ grades, but to be the third best receiving corps in the NFL was a bit of a surprise.

One thing I like about it is it is independent of the quarterback play, so Carson Palmer’s bad performance thus far does not negatively impact the wide receiver grades.

What do you think?

Has Arizona been the third best group of receivers in the NFL?

The top five per PFF:

New England Patriots

Washington Redskins


Dallas Cowboys

Oakland Raiders

Check out the rest of the rankings here.