Larry Fitzgerald Tutoring LaRon Byrd
Aug/16/12 08:06 AM Filed in: LaRon Byrd
Aug 15, 2012 - Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has taken LaRon Byrd under his wing. Byrd, an undrafted free agent out of Miami (FL), has a long road to climb in order to make the roster, but he's studying Fitzgerald and having a successful statistical preseason with 8 catches for 87 yards in the first two games. It's apparent that one of the top receivers in the NFL is a fan:
"I wish I was that tough when I was young," Fitzgerald said. "I wish I was that smart when I was young."
Fantasy Implications: The Cardinals already have a high-profile rookie wide receiver with first round pick Michael Floyd, but depth could certainly become an issue. After Fitzgerald, Floyd, Early Doucet, and Andre Roberts, there is a big enough hole to give Byrd the opportunity to make the team. Last season, it was undrafted free agents Doug Baldwin and Victor Cruz that shocked the fantasy football world, so it wouldn't be unprecedented for Byrd to contribute but he's certainly not draftable at this point. Just one to keep an eye on.