Today, the team announced the signing of the final five unsigned picks:
- Wide receiver Andy Isabella (2nd round, 62nd overall) from Massachusetts
- Wide receiver Hakeem Butler (4th round, 103rd overall) from Iowa State
- Safety Deionte Thompson (5th round, 139th overall) from Alabama
- Offensive lineman Lamont Gaillard (6th round, 179th overall) from Georgia
- Defensive lineman Michael Dogbe (7th round, 249th overall) from Temple
The Cardinals now have all 11 members of their 2019 draft class under contract.
Isabella (5-9, 188) played in 44 games at UMass and finished his college career with 231 receptions for a school-record 3,526 yards and 30 touchdowns. He added 40 carries for 342 yards and two touchdowns, 23 kickoff returns for 443 yards and nine punt returns for 77 yards. A Biletnikoff Award finalist and consensus first-team All-American as a senior in 2018, Isabella led the FBS with a single-season program-record 1,698 receiving yards while finishing second in nation with 102 receptions and fifth with 13 touchdown catches. He had 12 career games of 100+ receiving yards, including a school record 303 receiving yards and two touchdowns on nine receptions (33.6-yard avg.) against Liberty last season.
Butler (6-5, 227) had 60 receptions for a school-record 1,318 yards (tied for eighth in the FBS) and nine touchdowns (second-most in school history) in 13 games last season, earning second-team All-American and first-team All-Big 12 recognition as a junior in 2018. In three seasons at Iowa State, he totaled 110 receptions for 2,149 yards (fourth in school history) and 18 touchdowns (third in school history) in 37 games, and set single-season school records with six 100-yard outings and a 22.0-yards-per-catch average last season. A Baltimore, MD native, Butler also finished third in the nation with 10 receptions of 40 or more yards last year.
Thompson (6-1, 195) was a consensus first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC selection as a junior in 2018 after starting all 15 games for the Crimson Tide where he finished second on the team with 79 tackles and led Alabama with four forced fumbles to go along with six passes defensed, two interceptions, 3.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. He was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, presented to the nation’s top defensive player. In his three seasons, Thompson had 113 tackles, 10 passes defensed, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, 4.5 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.
Gaillard (GILL-yard) (6-3, 305) started all 42 games in his final three years at Georgia, including 29 contests at center in his last two seasons. As a senior in 2018, he was named a first-team (coaches) and second-team (AP) All-SEC selection after starting all 14 games for a unit that was a finalist for the Joe Moore Award as the nation’s top offensive line. Gaillard was anUnder Armour All-American and All-State selection as a defensive tackle at Pine Forest (Fayetteville, NC) High School prior to making the switch to the offensive line at Georgia.
Dogbe (6-3, 280) played in 54 games (34 starts) at Temple and recorded 158 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and five forced fumbles during his college career. A Morris Plains, NJ native, Dogbe was a first-team all-American Athletic Conference selection as a senior in 2018 after leading Temple in sacks (seven) and finishing third on the team in tackles (72) to go along with12.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles while starting all 13 games.