TEMPE, Ariz. Levi Brown experienced an unfamiliar sensation last season as he watched the Cardinals train wreck of season from the sidelines with a torn triceps.
For five seasons, the fifth pick in the 2007 Draft was a lightning rod for criticism of Arizonas offensive line. But with Brown out of lineup for all of 2012, it was suddenly open season on Cardinals quarterbacks, with Kevin Kolb being sacked an astounding 22 times in one three-game stretch early in the year.
When asked Tuesday if it felt odd to be missed, the veteran left tackle smiled and offered the perfect mixture of humor and wisdom.
I havent been back on the field, he said. Things could change.
Ever since the 2012 season ended, its been assumed that the Cardinals would make changes along their offensive line in the offseason. When they didnt do it in free agency aside from signing depth guard Chilo Rachal everyone assumed that meant the Cards would be shoring up through this weeks NFL Draft.