Cardinals meet with Arizona State WR D.J. Foster at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s no secret Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has a type of wide receiver he’s fond of.

Just look at the last two drafts. John Brown, drafted in 2014, and J.J. Nelson, selected last year, were nearly spitting images of each other: Short, lean and fast.

The Cardinals interviewed another receiver cut from the same mold during the NFL combine.

Arizona State’s D.J. Foster is 5-foot-10 and 193 pounds. He’s heavier than both Brown and Nelson, and he’s significantly slower. Foster ran a 4.57-second 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine. Brown ran a 4.34 and Nelson a 4.28.

But the Cardinals still met with Foster at the combine. Foster said he met with wide receiver coach Darryl Drake, special teams coordinator Amos Jones and western regional scout Chris Culmer.

“I’m excited to meet with them and talk to them about stuff,” Foster said. “And it’s nice, because they’ll be at my Pro Day. They’re local guys so they can come see and talk to me about very detailed stuff. So I’m excited.”

Foster moved to wide receiver last season after spending his first three years with the Sun Devils at running back. He had 59 catches for 584 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, along with 280 yards and a touchdown on 55 carries.

He did not have any returns.

Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge also said he met with the Cardinals in Indianapolis. He’s 6-feet and 210 pounds.