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ESPN says Wide Receiver is Arizona Cardinals biggest need in 2017 NFL Draft

What do you think? Do the Arizona Cardinals need a wide receiver?

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It is the time of year where everyone is giving their thoughts on the needs of the Arizona Cardinals.

We have seen much made of the offensive line, cornerbacks, and of course quarterback of the future being a need.

However, on ESPN, their team writers each were in charge of giving their opinion on the team they cover and the Arizona Cardinals writer, Josh Weinfuss, went with wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals.

His take:

Wide receiver

Regardless if Larry Fitzgerald decides to return for next season, Arizona needs to find the void left by Michael Floyd: a tall, athletic, strong receiver who can run fly routes and muscle to first downs on third-and-short. If Fitzgerald returns next season, a drafted wide receiver would round out a complementary receiving corps. Should Fitzgerald retire, the Cardinals would be looking for a No. 1 -- and even a No. 2 -- receiver. -- Josh Weinfuss

While I agree that the Arizona Cardinals need to address the wide receiver position, why is it the most important position?

Look at the final four teams, Julio Jones is clearly the best wide receiver that was a high draft pick. The position can be upgraded later in the draft quite a bit, that usually is the results of good scouting.

However, there is another avenue and idea that can be put to use with the idea of the Arizona Cardinals taking a wide receiver early.

We’ll get to that on Friday.

What do you think? Is wide receiver the most pressing need?