The Arizona Cardinals would be hard pressed to be

The Arizona Cardinals would be hard pressed to be

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals would be hard pressed to be anymoreexcited about their fourth round pick in this year’sdraft.Bobby Massie, who they selected out of Mississippi, wasprojected to go as high as the second round. That he fellto the Cardinals in the fourth is a gift the team washappy to receive.“You don’t find 6’6″, 325 lb lineman with athleticism andlong arms growing on trees,” newly-appointed VicePresident of Player Personnel Steve Keim told ArizonaSports 620’s Doug and Wolf. “We were fortunate to findthat he was still available at pick 112.” Indeed.The offensive line has long been a concern for the team,and many were shocked they didn’t address the positionearly in the draft.The Cardinals instead kept true to their draft board,landing them players like Michael Floyd and Jamell Flemingprior to nabbing Massie.But, if the tackle is as good as the team thinks he canbe, they’ll have themselves a bookend for many years tocome, possibly even at left tackle — but that would bedown the road.“He certainly has the mobility and the movement skillsthat rival many of the offensive tackles that I’ve seenplay on the left side at our level,” Keim said. “So Icertainly wouldn’t count it out, but I think to bring himin right away, he’s the prototypical right tackle.“He’s long, he engulfs people at the point, he’s got adegree of explosiveness through his hips. He’s a fun guyto watch.”The Cardinals may be banking on watching Massie play thisseason, as there’s a good chance he’ll be needed toreplace former right tackle Brandon Keith. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img

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