The Arizona Cardinals had 11 total picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Two of them were seventh-rounders and one was none other than Mr. Irrelevant, Caleb Wilson. This could be considered a hot take, steal or what have you, but this pick might be more relevant than most people think.
So who is Caleb Wilson?
Wilson played TE for the UCLA Bruins before electing to enter the NFL Draft pool following his redshirt junior season. He didn’t find the end zone a lot for the Bruins, scoring five total touchdowns with four in his final season, but was a big target. Standing at 6’4″ 240 lbs., Wilson hauled in 114 catches for 1675 yards, averaging just under 15 yards per reception.
As illustrated, Wilson got progressively better throughout his college career and has confidence he can give himself a chance in the NFL.
Even being at the butt of the draft, Wilson can at least say he got drafted as opposed to signing as a possible UDFA.
One final thing to note. Arizona actually addressed a need with this pick. As much of a joke surrounds the “Mr. Irrelevant” status, Wilson could seriously see some field time. He joins the likes of Ricky Seals-Jones, Darrell Daniels and Charles Clay.
Jones scored once last year and caught 34 passes for 343 yards. Clay has yet to play a game with Arizona, signed earlier this year, but brings about a veteran presence with years of experience with Miami and Buffalo. Daniels is a third-year pro, but only played in two games last season for the Cardinals, not recording any stats.
Looking at their production in the tight end spot, Wilson could definitely thrive or at least have Clay take him under his wing for future years.