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Cardinals Lean Toward Another Lineman

The Cardinals offensive line struggled last season due to injuries (Oliver Ross) and inexperience (Levi Jones). Arizona looks to bolster its offensive line depth this offseason to avoid a similarly mediocre performance. Samantha Fillerup examines an offensive tackle the Cardinals got an up-close look at during Senior Bowl week.

Ohio State offensive tackle Kirk Barton (6'6", 310 pounds) was one of the top linemen in college football. He earned second team All-Big Ten honors in 2006 and won the Jim Parker Offensive Lineman of the Week award in 2007. Barton is a blue-collar blocker who gets by on his tenacity and intelligence. He is a powerful run blocker and can hold his own in pass protection, so long as he's not...

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