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NFL Draft 2012: More Late Round Offensive Linemen The Arizona Cardinals Could Consider

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There was overwhelming support for the prospects mentioned in yesterday's post. Jeff Allen appears to be a great option if the Cardinals are seeking to upgrade the interior of their line somewhere around the fourth round. But the player many of you were enamored with is Brandon Mosley, a tackle coming out of Auburn. He is somewhat raw due to the fact that he hasn't played the position for very long, but he could be a steal if the Cardinals can get him in a later round.

Today, I will bring up two more players that The Sports Headquarters' draft expert, Seth Cox has graded out as fourth round prospects. See who the players are and what they could possibly bring to the team after the jump.

The first player that could be on the board when Arizona is ready to select in round 4 is Tony Bergstrom. But if he does happen to be there, Seth is not enthused by the idea of the Cards drafting him.

Here are some reasons why:

Tony Bergstrom, OT Utah

  • Flexible and quick in his drop.
  • Good initial punch at the point of attack.
  • Laterally quick enough to play at the next level.
  • Really short arms, with not much reach that will cause him to have to move inside to guard.
  • Weak at the point of attack.

Bergstrom has a couple of things going against him in that he was more of a finesse blocker in college at Utah and isn't physically built to play on the outside at the next level.

He won't fit in the Cardinals offensive schemes, as he is more suitable as a zone scheme blocker and would probably not work for the Cardinals.

According to, Bergstrom stands in at 6'5", 313 pounds with 32" arms. Seth seems to make a valid point regarding his size. His arm length would suggest that he will have to move to guard in the NFL and with his fairly good speed, he could be a guy that can get to the second level and create havoc.

Unfortunately, Seth does not believe that Boise State's Nate Potter would be a good fit in Arizona either. Potter is a 6'6", 303 pound tackle with 34 5/8" arms. At the Combine, he ran a 5.28 second 40-yard dash, a 7.49 second 3 cone drill and 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.

Speaking of how many reps Potter did in the weight room, Seth criticizes him dearly for his lack of strength in his review:

Nate Potter, OT Boise St

  • Solidly built with long arms and a frame to add mass to.
  • Good looking pass protection blocker.
  • Shows good body control and balance in and out of his stance.
  • Needs to see the inside of a weight room.
  • History of shoulder issues.

He is an intriguing prospect for a team like the Texans and Redskins, but won't fit with the Cardinals. He lacks the base strength, needs time to get stronger and works better in space as opposed to attacking his defender and punishing him.

For me, the lack of strength is not something that bothers me as much as the injury history. The Cardinals cannot afford to have one of their tackles go down, as they are already thin enough at the position. The idea of bringing in a tackle that is good in pass protection is intriguing, but there are quite a few cons that come with drafting a guy like Potter.

What do you think of Bergstrom and Potter? Do you agree with Seth in that neither of them would be good fits for the Cardinals?

Tell us what you think in the comments section below. To check out more of Seth's draft expertise, check out his website, The Sports Headquarters.

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