Breakout Candidate: Cardinals’ Speedster Garners Praise From Peterson, Arians

The going to have a great year.” The second-year receiver out of UAB racked up 11 passes, 299 yards (27.2 YPC) and two touchdowns in 11 games as a rookie. 

Last month head coach Bruce Arians also noted, “he’s catching the ball extremely well, getting a little bit stronger.” Despite his blazing fast 4.28 speed, Nelson’s 5’10” and 160-pound frame is often a point of reference. Coach Arians even teased that Nelson, “might be up to a buck-61 now. We’re going to try and get four more pounds on him. That’s like 20 on me.”

Nelson, like many of his Cardinals counterparts, is a big play waiting to happen. Arians and Peterson are expecting to see more of this in 2016.

 

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