When Bobby Massie, once a projected 2nd round pick in a weak offensive tackle class, fell to the Arizona Cardinals in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft, many saw it as a steal. Massie seemingly fell for no reason, a belief backed up by Adam Schefter tweeting that he asked a high level executive in the NFL why Massie fell, to which he responded “no idea.” It appears the Cardinals feel they also got a steal. Sources say that Massie will be given “every opportunity” to be the Cardinals starting right tackle.
On a line has surrendered the most sacks in the league over the past 2 years combined, there might not be much competition to speak of. Jeremy Bridges and D’Anthony Batiste represent his competition, an underwhelming pair. If Massie is able to pan out as a starter and a good one, it would represent 3 straight years where the Cardinals have found a starter in the 4th round. Fellow 4th round picks Sam Acho and O’Brien Schofield are starters on defense for the Cardinals.