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Arizona Cardinals 2019 defensive line depth chart reads underrated and under the radar

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With the Arizona Cardinals heading towards training camp 2019 there are plenty of storylines to look at.

Yet, one of the most underrated and under talked about aspects of the Cardinals is the potential upgrades they have made along their defensive line.

Anchoring the defensive line in the middle is Corey Peters, the veteran, who has proven to be one of the most steadfast players at his position in the NFL.

Next, we have Rodney Gunter returning and hopefully continuing to grow, this time under the tutelage of Vance Joseph and continuing to look to grow with Chris Achuff.

The Cardinals added two key pieces this offseason, one in free agency and one in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Darius Philon reminds me of Peters. He is not flashy, he is solid and steady and will produce consistently.

Then there is Zach Allen of Boston College. He brings a motor and tenacity that the Cardinals were missing the last couple of seasons.

Add in veteran Terrell McClain, rookie Michael Dogbe and the Cardinals defensive front three could again become a strength of the team.

The biggest key is finding that consistent third piece next to Peters and Philon. If they can get guys like McClain and Allen to consistently show the ability to control the line of scrimmage as well as an ability to get push, this will be a good unit.

The Cardinals are banking on a lot of offense, but they quietly have put together a solid rotation, on paper up front and that could be the key to them winning games in 2019.