NFL Draft 2012: Reaction To The Selection Of Bobby Massie In The 4th Round

Nov 21, 2009; Oxford, MS, USA; Ole Miss Rebels tackle Bobbie Massie (79) in a game against the LSU Tigers during the second half at Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium. The Rebels beat the Tigers 25-23. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Finally, the Cardinals decide to fill one of the biggest holes on their roster by drafting an offensive tackle. In the fourth round, the Cards took Bobby Massie, a stud of a right tackle coming out of Ole Miss.

Given the lack of depth the Cardinals have at the right tackle position, Massie could ideally come in and challenge for the starting spot right away. After the jump, get some reactions and some outlooks for the newest member of the Birdgang, Bobby Massie.

How Massie fell all the way into day three is truly beyond me. Mel Kiper Jr. on ESPN had Massie as a early day two selection. Then, when the Cardinals were on the clock in the third round, it seemed like a miracle that Massie had fallen that far to them. Instead, the choice was Jamell Fleming, a cornerback out of Oklahoma.

Day 3 began and Massie was still one of the prized offensive linemen on the board. So for the Cardinals to get him all the way in the fourth round is a great thing, but it also raises some questions. What made Massie fall that far?

Regardless, he could be a day one starter for the team. Here is The Sports Headquarters draft writer, Seth Cox's take on Massie. Seth was shocked that Massie was still on the board and thinks that one day, this player has the tools to be a left tackle in the NFL.

Personally, I love the pick. Even if Massie fell because teams do not see a future left tackle in him, that does not bother me. The Cardinals could have just obtained one of the most solid right tackles in the draft in round 4. If that is all he ever becomes, then so be it. Right tackles still have tremendous value in this league and the Cardinals had a gaping hole on that side.

So what do you think about Massie? Was this a solid pickup for the Cardinals? Tell us what you think and leave your vote in the poll.

Here is a good video regarding some info about Massie and some projections from Pro Football Weekly:

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