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2013 NFL Draft: Do Cardinals need to pick an offensive lineman?

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Do the Arizona Cardinals need to select an offensive lineman in the 2013 NFL Draft?


Things went terribly wrong for the Arizona Cardinals in the 2012 NFL season, and thus they'll end up with another top 10 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Cardinals finished with a record of 5-11 after starting the season 4-0, and are now stuck with the responsibility of figuring out who to pick with the seventh spot.

There are plenty of issues with Arizona, with most of them coming on the offensive end. So it figures that the draft would focus around a position like quarterback (where the Cardinals had mighty struggles) or the offensive line.

Does Arizona really need to draft an offensive lineman with their first pick? Adam Green of Arizona Sports caught up with Arizona tight end Jeff King, who believes the Cardinals don't face dire circumstances at the position:

"I don't think our offensive line is as far off as people think with the emergence of Nate Potter and Bobby Massie," he said while co-hosting Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Wednesday.

Arizona did suffer from serious attrition at the line, and could do OK with a season of rest and recovery.

CBS's latest mock drafts has the Cardinals taking either a quarterback or an offensive lineman.