If you want to talk about an upgrade, there was no bigger upgrade the Arizona Cardinals made in the 2021 offseason than at the center position.
Now, this is not to disparage Mason Cole and the work or effort he put in, but this is more about the fact that Rodney Hudson is the best center in the NFL.
Just as Pro Football Focus.
1. RODNEY HUDSON, ARIZONA CARDINALS
No NFL center has come close to touching Hudson’s level of pass-protecting prowess over the past decade. If you line up the highest pass-blocking grades for all qualifying center seasons since 2015, Hudson owns each of the top five spots for his work from 2015 to 2019. He took a step back in that department last season, but he still ended the year as the league’s seventh-highest-graded center. Hudson projects as a significant upgrade over Mason Cole in Arizona.
This is an important upgrade for the Arizona Cardinals and one that I think gets lost often on people.
Hudson gives the Cardinals one of the best anchors in the NFL and someone who can help the progression of Kyler Murray.
What do you think?