As the NFL season draws near you’ll begin to see different sites producing rankings, projections, and more heading into the 2020 season.
Pro Football Focus does their start of the season rankings to start the year and then bookends that with their end of the season ranking to give you a nice picture of where they were right and wrong.
They looked at the offensive line units in the NFL and had the Arizona Cardinals ranked 21st heading into the season.
I think most Cardinals fans would agree that the ranking seems about right for a team that has struggled to find the form of 2015 and 2016.
Yet, that ranking, a bottom half offensive line in the NFL, was good enough to put them as the second best offensive line unit in the NFC West.
PFF has the NFC West offensive line units ranked:
That’s right, the Cardinals are the second best within the division.
That doesn’t say much when you look at the NFC West’s rankings overall, but it does paint a potentially optimistic picture heading into the season about the Cardinals chances to improve on defense with six division games four of which are against bad offensive lines.
Maybe the Cardinals will be able to take advantage of the one weak area of the NFC West and propel themselves even higher in the division standings, what really matters.