Comparing the Arizona Cardinals OTs with the rest of the NFC West

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The Cardinals fell from grace at the Tight-End position and things don't look much better for the Tackles.

The Cardinals own two #1 spots and two #3 spots thus far in the grading period. Tackle has always been a problem for the Cardinals, and whilst things are looking up for them, there are still plenty of questions.

Arizona Cardinals:

Name Age Year
Levi Brown 29 7
Bobby Massie 23 2
Nate Potter 25 2
Jamaal Johnson-Webb 23 R
Paul Fanaika 27 4
Joe Caprioglio 23 R

Massie during weeks 9-17 allowed ZERO sacks, a massive improvement from his first eight weeks of the season. Potter was a solid fill in at LT when D'Anthony Batiste was finally replaced against the Packers. Brown is coming back from a triceps tear and a lot of players have difficulties recovering from such an injury. Other than those three, and they are likely to be the only OT's on the roster there are plenty of questions surrounding the rest. Webb is a UDFA and likely to not hit the field for a season.

San Francisco 49ers:

Name Age Year
Anthony Davis 23 4
Joe Staley 28 7
Carter Bykowski 22 R
Kenny Wiggins 24 1
Luke Marquardt 23 R

There's a reason why the 49ers have such a strong run game. Staley and Davis are monster tackles. Davis is one of the best RT's in the NFL without a doubt. Outside of those two, I know of Bykowski, haven't read much into him, and I know of Wiggins. I am going to assume that a lot of the players on the O-Line are moveable because carrying two veteran tackles, who can albeit stay healthy, is never a safe plan.

Seattle Seahawks:

Name Age Year
Russell Okung 25 4
Breno Giacomini 27 6
Mike Person 25 3
Alvin Bailey 21 R
Michael Bowie 21 R
Jake Bscherer 25 R

Looking at the top two guys, I like it. Giacomini is one of those guys you root for, based solely that he was an underdog. Outside of that, very little experience. Person has been around but hasn't played in a game.

St. Louis Rams:

Name Age Year
Jake Long 28 6
Rodger Saffold 25 3
Chris Williams 27 5
Joe Barksdale 25 3
Sean Hooey 22 R
Ty Nsekhe 27 1
Terrell Brown 24 R

Long and Saffold are again top notch tackles and Williams provides good depth. A good young unit, seems to be the case for the Rams thus far, except this time these guys have proven themselves. Long has questions about durability, but I think he's an excellent acquisition for the Rams to add a top tier guy with solid depth behind.

The Rams win this category, Seahawks second, and the Niners third because they have no one officially listed, (yes there are probably guys at other positions) to back up Staley and Davis.

I won't say Arizona is horrible, because there is some talent there, but Massie has to show he's grown and matured, Brown has to show he can return from the triceps tear and Potter has questions surrounding him still about his strength.

QB: #1

RB: #3

WR: #1

TE: #3 (Tied w/ Rams)

OT: #4

OG: ?

C: ?

DE: ?

DT: ?

ILB: ?

OLB?

CB: ?

S: ?

K: ?

P: ?

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