Ryan Schraeder – OT
The Cardinals added Marcus Gilbert and drafted Joshua Miles in the seventh to add to their offense tackle grouping. But, that shouldn’t stop the team from adding more talent. For two seasons straight, the Cardinals have allowed 50+ sacks; Ryan Schraeder could help stop the bleeding.
The 31-year-old Schraeder wasn’t himself in 2018, which ultimately led to his release by the Falcons. But, he’s been a solid tackle for the majority of his career. After going undrafted in 2013, the 6-foot-7, 300-pound tackle settled into the Falcons’ right tackle spot as their starter for five seasons.
Last season Pro Football Focus gave Schraeder the worst overall grade of his career at 63.7. But, before that, specifically from 2014-17, the tackle graded above 70.0 and was a key cog for the Falcons solid offensive line. He’s shown starter level play in the past, and will likely show it again.
Schraeder may not be the high-level starter that he once was at this point of his career, but he offers a service that the Cardinals need. Though the team looks to be locked in with D.J. Humphries and Gilbert as their starters, the team could use Schraeder often. Both tackles have an extensive injury history.
If Schraeder were to be added to the Cardinals, he might not start, but he would offer the team with high-level bench play as a swing tackle. Personally, I’d take the veteran over Miles or Korey Cunningham as the emergency tackle.