Cards Enjoy Two Meetings With Sizable WR

The Arizona Cardinals re-signed Larry Fitzgerald, but fellow wide receiver Bryant Johnson escaped to sign a deal with the San Francisco 49ers. In light of this deficit, Cardinals' coaches are looking to draft someone who can fill the void. AZRedReport.com sheds some light on a draft prospect who spoke with Cards coaches at least twice this offseason.

Todd Blythe (6'6", 206 pounds) had a meeting with Cardinals coaches at the Senior Bowl and met up with them again during his Pro Day. Blythe is a product of Iowa State, where he tallied 779 yards and five touchdowns last season, averaging 15 yards per catch.

Blythe has good size, reliable hands and an admirable work ethic. He is a defensive nightmare in the red zone and works tirelessly in the middle of the field.

Blythe ran a disappointing 4.61 in the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis, so he will have a difficult time separating from corners in the NFL. Health and durability could be issues, as he has endured various ailments during his career, including an ACL tear in 2005.

In 2007, Johnson recorded 46 catches for 528 yards and two touchdowns. Blythe would take Johnson's place on the roster and help Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and other Cardinals' receivers carry the offensive load.

Blythe must remain fit to make his mark on this team and overtake current backups Jerheme Urban and Steve Breaston. He is continuing to workout and build strength in preparation for the draft and his future team.

If Blythe is available when Arizona comes on the clock in round five, his future employer could very well be the Cardinals.


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