LSU receiver Early Doucet was the Cardinals' third-round pick in 2008.
With Bryant Johnson leaving in free agency, the Cardinals needed another young candidate for their third receiver spot.
They got one in the third round of the NFL draft, taking LSU's Early Doucet.
Doucet isn't a burner – he ran in the high 4.5s and low 4.6s in his 40-yard dashes during pre-draft workouts – so he isn't a stretch-the-field type. But he is known has a hard worker and can make plays after the catch.
"I'm a 4.5 guy, legit," Doucet said. "I'm not going to say I'm a 4.3 guy, 4.4 guy [
](http://www.azcardinals.com/news/draft08.php)because I'm not. I'm not surprised by my 40 times. You want to run faster, but I didn't. It is what it is. I'm not a 4.3 guy and never will be. But I'm a football player so that's all that matters."
Doucet acknowledged he was "a little down" he didn't go earlier, knowing his 40-times probably hurt him.
Playing for the national champion Tigers, the 6-foot, 209-pound Doucet had 57 catches for 525 yards and five touchdowns this season, missing four games with a groin injury. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he was not worried about Doucet's slower 40 times.
"This year he struggled a little bit with the injury but if you look at some of his