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5 Plays to know the new Arizona Cardinals: Rondale Moore is not just a speed freak

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When the Arizona Cardinals came on the clock with the 49th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, they had a nice group of players they could choose from:

Samuel went right before the Arizona Cardinals pick, leaving the other five to pick from. I am of the opinion that all five players will be very, very good, but you put a gun to my head and the easiest eval was Tommy Tremble, maybe the lowest floor, but an easy eval.

Yet, the player with maybe the most upside, the player that could be help take the Arizona Cardinals offense to a new level was Rondale Moore.

Now, can the Arizona Cardinals unleash Moore in a way that only Kansas City has found a way to do with a player like him in the NFL?

Here are five plays that show what Moore can do.

We haven’t seen a player take advantage of these plays in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. Moore runs like a running back with the ball in his hands, he doesn’t just make players miss, but he isn’t afraid to be physical.

What translates here? Maybe not breaking the tackle to take it to the house, but instead maybe he understands he is taking a hit and gets 7 yards on a short pass. That is what Larry Fitzgerald has done, but no one else has stepped up to run these routes well.

We haven’t seen much of Moore’s deep work, but a lot of that has to do with the Purdue offense.

Not because he can’t.

Now, imagine this in the desert with AJ Green and Rondale Moore lined up on one side with the safety hedging over to the DeAndre Hopkins side of the field.

Of course, he offers both the deep and short work, something we saw in a single game against Wisconsin.

Then everyone loves this play.