The Arizona Cardinals have multiple aspects of their club they would like to upgrade in the offseason and the offensive line will likely be one of the primary areas of concern. A unit with a solid mix of both young and veteran players, the Cardinals hope to improve their line to increase offensive productivity. Some have also suggested the team may look to select a wide receiver or pass rusher if a player presents himself.
Armed with the No. 13 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the team could very well use their top pick on an offensive lineman. The latest mock draft from SI.com thinks it could happen.
13. Arizona Cardinals -- Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
The Cardinals want to see their investment in quarterback Kevin Kolb pay off and will try to bolster the offensive line. Expect them to let veteran offensive tackle Levi Brown go in the offseason.
Martin, who clocks in at an intimidating 6'6" and 306 pounds, had a fantastic senior season with Stanford and will likely be able to make it as a right tackle in the NFL. Coming out of a pro-style offense, most have Martin going somewhere in the middle of the first round, with a top-10 pick possible if he puts on a show at the NFL Combine in the near future. The 2012 Draft is scheduled for Thursday, April 26.
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