Cardinals 53-man roster predictions following the 2022 NFL Draft

(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) Kyler Murray
(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) Kyler Murray /
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Offensive Line (9)

Kelvin Beachum, Marquis Hayes, Will Hernandez, Rodney Hudson, D.J. Humphries, Josh Jones, Joshua Miles, Justin Murray, Justin Pugh

This group has a lot of potential, starting with Pro Bowler D.J. Humphries. The left tackle should perform well covering Kyler Murray’s blind side while Beachum will return at right tackle. Rodney Hudson will look to bounce back from a subpar 2021, but injuries took their toll last season.

Pugh will return to one of the guard positions, most likely left guard. This leaves a battle for right guard, and it is anyone’s game. Early on, Josh Jones will have an opportunity to win the job. But don’t be surprised if former second-round pick Will Hernandez takes it.

Look for newcomer Marquis Hayes to win a job as a reserve, plus Joshua Miles, who has proved to be a solid backup for three seasons. Lecitus Smith is one name I left off the list, but he makes for a viable practice squad candidate.