Live From Indy: Cards Meet With Speedy WR

Amberly Richardson reports from Indianapolis that the Cardinals met with a potential replacement for Bryant Johnson. This projected second-round pick makes a good first impression, and has his former quarterback singing his praises.

The Cardinals conducted a meeting with Louisville wide receiver Harry Douglas at the NFL Combine. The shifty slot receiver brings a suddenness that was lacking in Arizona's offense last season.

Originally, coaches told Douglas (5'11", 176 pounds) he was too small to play, but he quieted the critics by posting 71 catches, 1,159 yards and seven TDs as a senior.

Douglas would love to keep his 'Cardinal' moniker as he transitions from college to the pros. He is not intimidated by the many talented receivers already playing in Arizona.

"I do look at depth, but at the same time I know I have to play football," Douglas said. "I can't worry about anybody else."

Douglas was ninth on the Louisville depth chart when he first arrived at the school before working his way up to top-dog position.

In a Combine press conference, Douglas took on the reporter role to ask a few questions to his college quarterback, Brian Brohm.

"So Brian, how do you feel about your receivers?" Douglas asked.

"They were pretty good. That No. 85 guy, I wasn't too sure about," replied Brohm, jokingly. "No, but Harry is my go-to guy, a fast receiver who has great speed and great hands. I always know where he is going to be. He's a dependable receiver. He's done a great job for us."

Douglas gives credit right back when asked which quarterback he hopes to catch passes from next season.

"You got to love your own quarterback, you have to," Douglas said.

Douglas has the versatility to play from the slot or to line up outside the hashes. He could do a little of both in Arizona, depending on what happens to Bryant Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald.

Amberly Richardson is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a correspondent for She has contributed to the official Web sites of several NFL players for Sixthman Communications.

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