Christian Kirk | Cardinals WR

Date of Birth:  11/18/1996
Age:  21
Height  5'11"
Weight:   201
College:  Texas A&M
Drafted:  2018 | Round 2 | Pick 47
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Christian Kirk | Cardinals WR

Christian Kirk catches four passes in Week 2.

Kirk was targeted fives times against the Rams, gaining 27 yards on his four receptions. The rookie receiver isn't getting many opportunities on passes down the field, as the Cardinals are struggling to protect the passer to allow deep shots. Kirk is a risky fantasy option until the offense picks it up.

Christian Kirk | Cardinals WR

Christian Kirk catches one pass in NFL debut.

Kirk gained four yards on his one reception (two targets). It was the first-career reception for the second-round rookie from Texas A&M, and probably the first of many. He also broke a 44-yard punt return that he nearly took to the house, and he appears to be a real weapon there. Kirk isn't a fantasy option until the Cardinals show more offensively.

Christian Kirk | Cardinals WR

Steve Wilks says Christian Kirk is getting better every day.

The second-round receiver is working his way into potentially taking the No. 2 receiver job for the Cardinals, as he's been a consistent producer throughout practice and the first two preseason games. Wilks says the rookie already practices like a pro, going hard every day on every rep. Kirk had four receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown from Josh Rosen in the team's second preseason game, and it'll be interesting to see how much work he gets with the first team in the critical third preseason game this week. For what it's worth, we believe Kirk should've been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. He could make a fantasy impact as a rookie and is one of the better targets at the end of fantasy drafts.

Christian Kirk | Cardinals WR

Christian Kirk had his property damage charges dismissed.

Kirk and some friends were accused of throwing rocks at cars at the Phoenix Open golf tournament in early February, but the charges were dismissed. The situation wasn't expected to be a factor in the rookie's status this season, but nonetheless it's good for it to be fully behind him now. Kirk is expected to immediately have a big role for Arizona in 2018.

Christian Kirk | Cardinals WR

Christian Kirk was arrested two months before the NFL Draft, according to azcentral sports.

On February 3 at the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Kirk and some friends were apparently drunk and throwing rocks at cars. The Scottsdale police says at least one window of a car was broken, and Kirk was charged with criminal damage. The Cardinals say they knew about this incident before drafting Kirk, but perhaps this is part of the reason he dropped to the middle of the second round when he was thought to be a potential first-round selection. Kirk is otherwise known as a good guy that hasn't been in any trouble, so hopefully it was just one stupid decision. It would be a bit of a surprise if Kirk was disciplined by the NFL for this, so it's probably the last we'll hear about it.

Christian Kirk | Cardinals WR

The Cardinals have drafted Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk with the No. 47 pick (second round) in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Arizona could have stayed at No. 15 in the first round and drafted Kirk, and not many people would have questioned it, so this is a great get for them. The Cardinals are expected to have a lot of competition behind Larry Fitzgerald on the depth chart, and Kirk could be a big part of that. Kirk is nicknamed "Baby Beckham", as he has a similar play style to Odell Beckham Jr. and has the versatility to play both inside and outside; and while he's not the biggest guy, Kirk plays a lot bigger than his size. He also adds a lot of value in the return game, as he can take punts to the house (he averaged 22.0 yards per punt return and had six touchdowns in three seasons. As a rookie, Kirk should have some late-round value in fantasy drafts as someone that could immediately be on the field in a big role.

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