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James Lynch would be an ideal big body defensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals

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There is no doubt one of the biggest weaknesses on the Arizona Cardinals roster right now is along the defensive line.

A series of unfortunate events lead to this, and it for once is something that Steve Keim could not have foreseen. He signed Darius Philon to a solid deal, drafted Zach Allen, had Robert Nkemdiche coming off a knee injury and was able to retain key veterans.

Then Philon was dumb, Nkemdiche was dumber and Allen was hurt. Three of the purported top six were basically done before it started.

Now he has to figure it out.

One player the Cardinals will try and meet with to fix the issue is James Lynch of Baylor.

Lynch is a 6-4 289lbs defensive lineman made for the 34 front.

Lynch has the size and enough athleticism to be a nice asset along the defensive line.

His athleticism is limited, but his game shows that would not be problem. In fact his game is eerily similar, along with his athletic testing and college production is similar to Michael Bennett.

That is obviously a high bar and would be the best case scenario for Lynch.

On the low end of his player comparison range he would look similar Frostee Rucker. Rucker was a long time successful NFL player, but never reached the Pro Bowl type of level.

Lynch could be an ideal fit if the Cardinals were able to get him in the third round and give the Cardinals two young pieces with Zach Allen to rebuild the defensive line.