The Arizona Cardinals were missing a few pieces on the offensive line this year, but nobody could have expected them to perform as badly as they did. This year, the Cardinals showed just how badly they needed OT Levi Brown. People thought he was an underachiever, but they just don’t realize how hard it is to be an offensive lineman in the NFL. In his career he has played both left and right tackle, in 2013 it might be time for him to move to guard.
This is a great move, but it will really depend on who the Cardinals draft in the first round. If Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel drops to number seven, the Cardinals would obviously taken him, but there is just no way more than three teams will pass up on him, let alone six. At that point, the Cardinals would have a pretty easy choice. Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher or Alabama G Chance Warmack and that is it.
Brown has five seasons under his belt and if the Cardinals really want to stretch out his career, moving him to guard would not be such a bad idea. He definitely has a tackle frame, so moving him to guard might take some adjustments, but the new coaching staff should have no problem teaching him how to play a new position.
Right now, I would prefer taking a tackle in the draft. It makes the most sense considering that is where the Cardinals struggled last season. The could move Levi Brown back to right tackle and have Fisher play left. However, Brown should be worked in at guard and let Nate Potter compete for the right tackle position. If Potter gains some weight and keeps his quickness, he could be a great player. At that point, the Cardinals would just have to decide who the odd man out is.
What do you think? Should the Cardinals move Brown to guard or should they keep him at tackle and draft the best player available?
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