Top storylines to watch for the Arizona Cardinals this offseason

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Dec 7, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals guard Ted Larsen (62) against the Kansas City Chiefs at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chiefs 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

4. How can the Cardinals improve their weaker positions?

The Cardinals roster boasts a high caliber of talent and depth, as the team has shown in its 11 win season. Still, there are areas of the roster that need to be improved upon.

The Cardinals offensive line has come a long way from the train wreck it was just a couple of years ago, but the Cards could use a big physical offensive guard to help bolster protection, especially in the running game. The 2014 free agent and draft classes aren’t overflowing with good guards, but the Cardinals would do well to try and pick out of the handful available.

Another linebacker or two would also be useful. The Cardinals will get Daryl Washington back, but Larry Foote may lose his new found step or perhaps retire. Kevin Minter has been decent, but a staple at the position.

The Cardinals could also target an outside linebacker who specializes in pass rushing. They ranked last in the league in sacks for much of the season, but have climbed up to 24th. John Abraham isn’t likely to return to the Cardinals, so an additional pass rusher could help improve an already powerful defensive unit.

Most early mock draft have the Cardinals taking a linebacker of some sort with their first pick. If they do that, pick up a good guard, and add depth in a few areas, the Cardinals will be even better next season.