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Draft Primer 2016: Wide Receivers

Cardinals likely to stand pat at position unless GM Steve Keim finds good value

The NFL draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago. The Cardinals have addressed many of their biggest needs through the Chandler Jones trade and free agency but will aim to add more impact pieces. We'll take a look at each position group over the next few weeks as the draft beckons.

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Draft primer: Wide receiver

Cardinals under contract:Larry Fitzgerald; Michael Floyd; John Brown; J.J. Nelson; Brittan Golden; Jaxon Shipley.

Need: Low

Images of the top receiving prospects expected to be selected in the NFL draft

Analysis: The Cardinals didn't add a wide receiver in free agency because they are well-stocked, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see them pass on the position in the draft, too. Star Larry Fitzgerald is aging but put up some of the best numbers of his career in 2015, while Michael Floyd and John Brown are in the prime of their careers and have proven to be top-flight options. J.J. Nelson will enter his second season looking to find a bigger role, while Jaron Brown is expected back after getting tendered an offer as a restricted free agent.

However, it's not completely out of the question for General Manager Steve Keim to add another wideout to the mix. Fitzgerald and Floyd are both entering the final year of their contracts, and at this point their futures are unknown. Keim drafted offensive tackle D.J. Humphries in the first round last season knowing he wouldn't be needed as a rookie. While it seems unlikely that an early pick is used at wide receiver, Keim could take the same approach later on if he thinks the team will need another pass-catcher in 2017.

This would be a luxury pick, so if Keim makes it, he would certainly be confident that the player he found was a good value. If the Cardinals stand pat, they will still enter the 2016 season with arguably the deepest receiving corps in the NFL.

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