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Arizona Cardinals offseason: Bruce Arians believes Bobby Massie, Nate Potter can play inside at guard

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The Arizona Cardinals head coach believes that he has flexibility on the offensive line with his young second year players.

Christian Petersen

New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is considering moving last season's starting tackle(s) to guard, and not surprisingly, Levi Brown isn't in the mix.

In keeping with his mantra of "having the five best offensive lineman out there" comes a tweet from AZ Republic reporter Kent Somers that tackles Bobby Massie and/or Nate Potter could be moved to the guard position.

Arians also says tackles Potter and Massie have ability to play guard, but doesn't know yet if they will.

So what does this say about the offensive line if last season's rookies have the chance to replace current guards Adam Snyder and/or Daryn Colledge?

Is about the draft? Does the front office see the front-running former college tackles, Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher still on the board at seven? Do they think that picking the top guard Chance Warmack would be a reach, considering that position hasn't been selected in the top ten since 1997? (Chris Naeole - New Orlean Saints)

Or is about the current Cardinals? Both Snyder and Colledge had very low Pro Football Focus ratings last season and yet coincidentally, carry very HIGH contracts into the coming season. Is management's thinking on replacing them with less expensive talent?

Arians has already stated -- despite popular belief of fans that Levi Brown would be best suited as guard -- that he would only consider him a change to right tackle; and his comments on Wednesday that the trench guy prospects "are one of the best I've seen in a while, at all positions." and "I think we're maybe one player away from having a hell of an offensive line." makes me think the team is leaning offensive tackle in the first round.

Or perhaps, is it a smokescreen with Bruce Arians letting his guards down?