With any offseason rankings that have come out in 2023, the Arizona Cardinals are, almost without fail, at the bottom or near the bottom of them.
That trend continues.
Pro Football Focus ranked the 32 NFL teams’ projected offensive lines and the Cardinals are not dead last but are second-to-last.
- The Cardinals seem to have an entire offensive line built from left tackles, with rookie Paris Johnson Jr. likely shoehorned in at guard and Josh Jones back to riding the bench after a breakout year in 2022.
- With 44 penalties as a unit, the Cardinals finished last season tied as the most penalized offensive line in the NFL.
They list left tackle D.J. Humphries as the team’s best lineman, noting he did not allow a sack before going down with a back injury.
They project rookie Paris Johnson as the starting left guard. However, he has been practicing at right tackle.
That would push Kelvin Beachum into a competition for a swing tackle position or guard.
At left guard, it could be rookie Jon Gaines, Jones or one of the team’s offseason signings — Dennis Daley or Elijah Wilkinson.