Training camp is just three days away and fans are getting antsy to see not only how their team looks and the product they will be fielding this year, but also the various positional battles throughout the roster. We know about the quarterbacks and the running backs, but how about the wide receiver position? How does that all figure to work out?
Well, we all know about the superstar, Larry Fitzgerald. He will be the #1 receiver on the roster. But after that, things get a little murky. The team has third year player Andre Roberts on the roster, who spent the majority of the time at the #2 spot across from Fitz in 2011. But then there are two others that figure to challenge him for that prestigious honor.
Early Doucet is another player that has some very good physical tools and could figure to see some time at the second spot as well, forcing Roberts to the slot receiver position.
Oh, and let us not forget about the rookie, Michael Floyd. The young Notre Dame phenom, although a rookie, will be fighting for that spot as well. That is one of the bigger storylines going into camp.
Since the Cards typically like to carry about six wide receivers on their roster, that leaves two more available positions. Stephen Williams, DeMarco Sampson, Isaiah Williams, Jaymar Johnson, LaRon Byrd, Stanley Arukwe, Gino Crump and Tre Gray will all be battling one another.
It will be interesting to see who snags one of the final two spots, but due to past performances, Sampson and Stephen Williams would seemingly be the favorites as of today. Still, there is definitely nothing set in stone for the final two pieces.
The wide receiver position is not just one of great importance to all NFL teams nowadays given their propensity to pass, but it is also one full of drama to see who makes the cut and how the pieces fall.