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Mayfield native Andy Isabella selected by Cardinals in second round of 2019 NFL Draft

Mayfield native Andy Isabella was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
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North wide receiver Andy Isabella of UMASS (5) catches a pass during practice ahead of the 2019 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

BEREA, Ohio — The Arizona Cardinals got their quarterback of the future in Kyler Murray on Thursday night, and on Friday, they got him a prolific wide receiver to target.

The Cardinals selected former University of Massachusetts wide receiver Andy Isabella was with the No. 62 overall pick, the 30th choice in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tennessee Friday night.

In four years with the Minutemen, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Isabella turned 231 catches into 3,526 yards, an average of 15.3 yards per reception and 30 touchdowns. Additionally, Isabella had 40 career carries for 342 yards, an average of 8.6 yards per run and two rushing touchdowns.

A native of Mayfield, Ohio, Isabella was a two-time 1,000-yard receiver and caught at least 10 touchdowns in each of his final two collegiate seasons.

Isabella caught 65 passes for 1,020 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior in 2017 and followed it up with a 102-reception, 1,698-yard and 13 scores during the 2018 season.

Isabella was a Consensus All-American in 2018, Biletnikoff Award finalist and led all independent college teams in receptions, receiving touchdowns and receiving yards in both 2017 and 2018. His 1,698 yards led all NCAA players in 2018.

Isabella backed up that productivity with an impressive showing at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, when he ran the fourth-fastest 40-yard dash time of any of the nearly 300 athletes who went through the drills in Indianapolis.