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Arizona Cardinals offensive line not the worst, but near it

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NFL: Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

As the Arizona Cardinals prep for their matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, the first foray into the NFC West for Kliff Kingsbury, they do so struggling along the offensive line.

This is not a shock, in fact, most people expected this.

Pro Football Focus released their initial offensive line rankings through the first three games of the 2019 season and not a shock, the Arizona Cardinals are bad.

They are not the worst though.


Highest-Graded Offensive Lineman: G JR Sweezy, 64.1

If there is any silver lining for Arizona, it’s that Justin Pugh looks like the player we saw early on in his career with the Giants before injuries struck. Through three games, he’s earned an 80.1 pass-blocking grade after being well below 65.0 in that regard his past two injury-plagued seasons.

The Cardinals sitting as the third worst offensive line unit is not overly surprising, but it is good to see that they are getting higher production from Justin Pugh in the passing game this season.

Unfortunately Pugh has struggled in the running game according to PFF, as his overall grade is 62.2.

So, from left to right the Cardinals grades are:

D.J. Humphries - 61.6
Justin Pugh - 62.2
A.Q. Shipley - 55.3
J.R. Sweezy - 64.1
Marcus Gilbert Justin Murray - 51.6 Jordan Mills - 38.1

Let’s hope they can start getting things turned around this weekend.