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Is Colby Gossett the long-term answer at left guard?

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The rookie offensive guard is coming off a solid performance in loss to the Detroit Lions

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The Arizona Cardinals lost their original starting offensive line for the season, forcing rookie offensive linemen into the starting lineup. There has been a lot of talk about Korey Cunningham and him being the potential long-term answer at right tackle.

But very few people are talking about Colby Gossett, currently the Cardinals starting left guard.

The 23-year-old rookie out of Appalachian State was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round.

Since being signed from the Vikings practice squad in October, he’s been active in two NFL game.

He made his first career start last weekend, with Mike Iupati placed on injury reserve. But his first start was a really good one.

According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed only one sack and did well in the run blocking category with a 78.8 grade.

General Manager Steve Keim expressed his excitement of Colby Gossett to Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

Gossett certainly looks the part with an ideal NFL frame for an offensive guard, being 6-5 311lbs. He also performed well at the NFL Combine, running a 5.2 40 and benching 32 reps.

Whether or not Colby Gossett will be the long-term starter at the left guard position is still up-in-the-air at this point. It is way too early to assume anything about his future.

But he certainly has a lot of upside and potential. He is more agile than NFL scouts give him credit for and he has the strength that is need for his position.

If he flourishes and proves to be a quality starter in the offensive line, that would give the Arizona Cardinals one-less position to address.