Arizona Cardinals Player Profiles: Sebastian Tretola
Sebastian Tretola – OG
Arkansas – Redshirt Senior
6-4, 317 Pounds
Stats not available for offensive lineman
Not necessary for the Cardinals to draft an offensive lineman, yet the Cardinals seem to be in the market for one every year since Steve Keim and Bruce Arians took over, this year being no different. Now I know that the Cardinals don’t need an offensive guard, two things go into this player: A. There is a need at center, after Lyle Sendlein ranked dead last in the center grades. B. Jonathan Cooper and Earl Watford enter contract years. Do I think it’s bad to stack offensive lineman? Nope.
Tretola is a road-grader, a big body who has experience at guard and tackle, and could seems poised to be a starter in the NFL. Sebastian Tretola plays very physical, has a nose for staying on his block, but seems very slow to get to the second level. I could see Tretola making a switch to center with his effective versatility at guard and tackle, with him having the high football IQ to make the switch. I love his run blocking, and seems very key on making devastating blocks, as demonstrated at the Senior Bowl, dealing with many talented first round interior defensive lineman.
Tretola might be a big riser, based on his performance at the Senior Bowl, depending on how well he performes at the Combine. I say, if he runs anywhere between a 4.98-5.20 in the 40, and benches over 30 times, he becomes a possible (possibly unpopular pick also) big boy for the Cardinals. Don’t be surprised if Tretola is that guy to finish off the offensive line overhaul that began in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Cardinals are so close to having a dominant offensive line, and it’s exciting to me that we finally have stability on what was the weakest position 2-3 years ago.