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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals added to their offensive line on Saturday, nabbing Georgia center Lamont Gaillard with the No. 179 pick in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.It was the second pick in the round for the Cardinals, who selected Fresno State wide receiver KeeSean Johnson.“The matchup [with the Cardinals] is amazing,” Gaillard told reporters after being selected. “We just got a great quarterback and I feel like I’m going to fit right in once I get into the offensive line schemes and everything they do there. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)center_img For his efforts, he was named First Team All-SEC by coaches and Second Team All-SEC by the media.Gaillard joins an Arizona offensive line in desperate need of improvement.Seven offensive linemen saw themselves on the IR at one point or another, while rookie center Mason Cole was the lone constant in the trenches, starting all 16 games.The offense suffered greatly as the team ranked dead last in rushing yards per attempt (3.8) and rushing yards per game (83.9). The line also allowed 52 sacks last season, tied with Oakland and Miami as the fifth most in the NFL.Arizona Cardinals2019 Draft BoardRoundPick #PlayerPos.11Kyler MurrayQB21Byron MurphyCB230Andy IsabellaWR31Zach AllenDE41Hakeem ButlerWR51Deionte ThompsonS61KeeSean JohnsonWR66Lamont GaillardC734*Joshua MilesT735*Michael DogbeDE740*Caleb WilsonTE* = Compensatory Selection© STATS – 20192019 NFL DraftRound 1#TeamPlayerPos1K. MurrayQB2N. BosaDE3Q. WilliamsDT4C. FerrellDE5D. WhiteLB6D. JonesQB7J. AllenDE8T.J. HockensonTE9E. OliverDT10D. BushLB11J. WilliamsG12R. GaryDE13C. WilkinsDT14C. LindstromG15D. HaskinsQB16B. BurnsDE17D. LawrenceDT18G. BradburyC19J. SimmonsDT20N. FantTE21D. Savage, Jr.S22A. DillardT23T. HowardT24J. JacobsRB25M. BrownWR26M. SweatDE27J. AbramS28J. TilleryDT29L.J. CollierDE30D. BakerCB31K. McGaryT32N. HarryWR © STATS – 2019 – / 52 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “I’m just going to come in and ball and show my versatility around the board and just do what I can to provide for the team.”Gaillard comes to the Cardinals after being a three-year starter with the Bulldogs.Initially projecting out of high school as a defensive lineman, Gaillard made the switch after arriving at Georgia in 2015. The center redshirted one year before being named a starter.“That’s one of the things that we liked so much about him. He brings that intensity to the offensive line,” general manager Steve Keim said about the lineman’s defensive background. “The key for him and for us is he’s not a center only. We were excited to watch him at those spots.”Related LinksCardinals take 3rd WR of draft, Fresno State’s KeeSean Johnson in 6thCardinals take ‘Bama S Deionte Thompson, who downplays knee issueArizona State DT Renell Wren drafted 125th overall by BengalsEarp and Holliday draft for Cards from O.K. Corral in TombstoneCardinals take Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler in 4th round of draftGaillard started 13 games at right guard in the 2016-17 season before moving to center his junior year. He went on to start all 15 games the next year as Georgia went on to the National Championship game.His senior year, Gaillard was one of the catalysts of an offensive line that garnered national recognition for its play all season, being named as a Joe Moore Award finalist. The award is given to the nation’s top offensive line.With Gaillard under center, the Bulldogs bolstered four different 1,000-yard runners in Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield.last_img

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