The 2013 NFL Draft is next week and the Arizona Cardinals have, in most mock drafts, are projected to take an offensive lineman with the seventh overall pick. With a scheduled visit from Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson, those projections and rumors will continue to swirl.
According to Arizona Republic reporter Kent Somers, Johnson is due to spend Monday and Tuesday with Cardinals team officials, eating dinner on Monday with head coach Bruce Arians, general manager Steve Keim and others.
Johnson is considered the third best tackle in this year's draft class, but all three are considered top 10 prospects. Johnson, who is super athletic, is believed to have the highest possible ceiling of the tackles.
Johnson has not always been an offensive lineman. He was previously a tight end and, before that, even played quarterback.
If drafted, he would likely cause a shift in the starting offensive line for the Cards. Either left tackle Levi Brown or right tackle Bobby Massie would most likely be moved inside to guard, which potentially could improve not only the tackle play, but also the blocking on the interior line.
Also reportedly scheduled to be in town is Arkansas running back Knile Davis. Davis is 6-0, 220 lbs, and is considered an exceptional talent, but has had injury issues. He broke his collarbone in high school, missed the entire 2011 season with a broken ankle and had hamstring issues in 2012. In 2010, though, he rushed for over 1300 yards.
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