For those who questioned if the Cardinals would ever address their offensive line in the draft, they did, selecting a tackle and a guard with their fourth and fifth round selections respectively. The Cardinals decided to take tackle Bobby Massie in the fourth. Massie appeared in 37 games at Ole Miss, starting his final 29 games at right tackle, which has to be something that appealed to Arizona.
So…five out of nine Arizona players in the NFL isn’t bad is it? The first Arizona State and Arizona players picked were the ones expected to be, in Brock Osweiler and Nick Foles. The final three chosen were cornerback Omar Bolden, who went to the Broncos in the fourth round, wide receiver Juron Criner, who went to the Raiders in the fifth round as a compensatory selection.
Just when Cardinals fans thought the offensive line would become an afterthought in the draft, it quickly became a focal point, as the team took linemen with their fourth and fifth round picks. The club didn’t stop there. They ended their portion of the draft by selecting another tackle in the seventh round, Nate Potter from Boise State.
What a whirlwind matter of hours it’s been for Michael Floyd…This is the life of a 22-year old football player who was just drafted by the Cardinals: you’re right in the middle of the glitz and glamour of Radio City Music Hall one evening, and in Arizona the next day meeting the Cardinals brass and the media.