Welcome the newest member of the Birdgane, OT Bobby Massie of Ole Miss Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
After much clamouring from nearly every Cardinals fan, the Cardinals finally address the gaping hole at the right tackle position by selection Bobby Massie out of Ole Miss. After many Cardinasl fans were disappointed that they selected CB Jamell Fleming over Massie in the third round last night, the Cardinals still manage to get their guy with the 17th selection in the 4th round. With Levi Brown as the incumbent left tackle, Massie should fit in perfectly as the Cardinals right tackle, despite Coach Whisenhunt's propensity to sit rookie for the first couple of games
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Bobby Massie is the prototypical right tackle in the NFL. He's got a big frame, and uses that frame to be a devastating run blocker. However, Massie also possesses above average quickness of the edge, and despite being the perfect fit as a right tackle, some scouts believe that he may be able to make the move the the left side.
Another plus for Massie is his durability. Cardinals fans have become used to seeing Brandon Kieth in and out of the lineup due to injuries, but that should not be an issue with the selection of Massie. He has started 27 straight games, going all the way back to when he broke the starting lineup in his freshmen season.
Once again, it would appear that the "Best Player Available" drafting approach has paid huge dividends for the Cardinals, and the Massie selection coupled with Michael Floyd in the first round, and Jamell Fleming in the third, makes the 2012 NFL draft look like a home run already. Scouts were perplexed that Massie had fallen this far, after being mocked in and around the first round in the weeks leading up to the draft.