Cardinals Beat: WR J.J. Nelson 'making a case for an increased role' in the offense

USA Today - [Full Article]

Going into his second season, wide receiver J.J. Nelson is making a case for an increased role in the Cardinals' prolific offense.

Nelson, a fifth-round draft pick in 2015, has impressed in the organized team practices this month. That continued Tuesday with a couple of fine over-the-shoulder grabs in coverage, plays which displayed Nelson's hands and speed.

Coach Bruce Arians sees Nelson's confidence growing with each workout.

"He has a very unique skill in tracking the ball that the great ones have when the ball's coming over your opposite shoulder," Arians said. "When you have a little fast guy that can do that, you have a special one.

"Every day, he's making a big play or two," Arians added. "Getting a little bit stronger. He might be a buck-61 right now. We're going to try to get 4 more pounds on him."

Fantasy Impact: 

Nelson will have a tough time getting on the field if the team's top three receivers stay healthy, but he's a player to have on speed dial if either John Brown or Michael Floyd go down with injury.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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