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the field. Foot­ball’s a very so­cial game, and I think some­times we can pick each other up and get each other go­ing when­ever we might be sput­ter­ing a lit­tle bit. Foot­ball’s a game of re­la­tion­ships, so it’s good to have a strong one.”

Kirk, after a stand­out ca­reer at Texas A&M, was drafted by Ari­zona in the se­cond round, the 47th player cho­sen over­all. He stands 5-foot-11 and weighs

200 pounds and there were con­cerns about that and his speed among pro scouts.

Not for the Car­di­nals though, Wilks said.

“Not at all,” he said. “It may have been a con­cern with other teams, but not with us. We felt like he had speed. I know that was a ques­tion: ‘He’s just a slot re­ceiver.’ (But) he’s shown he can take the top off.”

Rosen, who has his own thoughts about quar­ter­backs drafted ahead of him, said peo­ple some­times look for the wrong things when

eval­u­at­ing a player.

“I think some­times you just have to turn on tape and watch guys play,” he said. “(Kansas City’s) Tyreek Hill on the other side is one of the best re­ceivers in foot­ball right now, and he’s tiny. He’s un­be­liev­able. I think they’re dif­fer­ent kinds of re­ceivers, but just in the sense that I think a lot of guys look at the wrong things. If you turn on Chris­tian’s tape from col­lege, he’s rip­ping peo­ple up and down the field.”

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