Well, the Arizona Cardinals continue to surprise me. I did not believe that they would sign anyone else that could possibly start on the offensive line. I was wrong. The Arizona Cardinals have signed offensive guard Floyd Womack, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks and, most recently, the Cleveland Browns.
Womack makes the second Browns player the Cardinals have signed this week. Receiver Chansi Stuckey is also a member of the Cardinals now.
Womack is a 32-year old, 6-4, 328 lb right guard who is an 11-year veteran to the NFL. He is described by Scouts, Inc. like this:
Womack is a somewhat short, thick-waisted guard who has missed some time with injures throughout his career. He moves well for his size, showing good initial quickness off the line of scrimmage. He has decent pop and power at the point of attack. He understands angles and body positioning to gain leverage on the interior. He isn't great in space and on the second level but is effective on power zone run blocks as well as anchoring against powerful bull-rushers.
His SB Nation scouting report says:
Versatile. Has worked out at every line position but center. A huge specimen who can be a road grader when blocking straight ahead. Has learned to pass block with better technique.
He started all 16 games in 2010 for the Browns and opened a lot of holes for Peyton Hillis. While is considered a better run blocker than pass protector, his pressure rate in 2010 was only 4.5 percent. He allowed four sacks. That would be a little below the rate of 3.8 percent that Deuce Lutui had last year.
The plan now is to let Womack, Rex Hadnot and Jeremy Bridges battle for the starting right guard position. Bridges would already back up Brandon Keith even if he starts at guard because of his versatility.
The line now has two tackles that are stronger in run blocking, one of whom has potential to improve in pass blocking, one guard that is stronger in pass protection and a guard that is a road grader.
I can't wait to see what the Cardinals are looking to do on offense with this group.