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Trent Sherfield is this years undrafted free agent wide receiver to know

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The Vanderbilt wide receiver is the latest in a long line of UDFA WR’s that catch the Cardinals eye.

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In an offseason tradition unlike any other, the Arizona Cardinals and their fans are ready to embrace another undrafted wide receiver.

Every offseason it is the same thing.

2013: Jaron Brown

2014: Kevin Ozier

2015: Jaxon Shipley

2016: Chris Hubert

2017: Carlton Agudosi/Larry Clark/Krishawn Hogan

Well, pencil in the 2018 UDFA WR to know because it is Trent Sherfield.

“Number one, he’s smart,” Wilks said Sunday. “The guy does a great job of taking things from the classroom to the field, and for the most part, he’s really consistent in the day to day routine.”

The biggest thing for Sherfield is that last part.

Consistency is something that all young players, but especially wide receivers coming from spread offenses struggle with.

Sherfield's consistent work is a big reason he is drawing the attention from the coaching staff and media thus far.

He has shown up in a young wide receiver corps that has openings aplenty.

Despite investments in Brice Butler and Christian Kirk, or the fact that J.J. Nelson has experience on the roster, the Cardinals need young wide receiver talent maybe more than any other position group on the roster.

They’ve added names, but play stands out more.

If Sherfield keeps up the work, could he be the latest in a long line of training camp wonders who make a surprise run at a roster spot?

After two days, it sure seems like it.