Round 6, 199th Overall: Myron Cunningham, OT, Arkansas
Aside from defensive back, edge rusher, tight end, and running back, offensive line is a big need for the Arizona Cardinals this offseason. Depending on how the draft shakes out, they may look to upgrade the guard and tackle sports earlier in the draft, but in this scenario, they spend a few late round picks on offensive linemen.
The first of these picks is tackle Myron Cunningham out of Arkansas. He’s got good size (6’5 ¼” 320) and a wide frame, which is helpful when attempting to shut down pass rushers. Cunningham also has good length and can uses his long arms while pass blocking to increase the distance pass rushers need to travel to reach the quarterback.
Myron Cunningham played left tackle for Arkansas after previously suiting up for both Western Illinois and Iowa Central Community College. He has good upper body strength and decent feet, but he’s an above-average athlete, not an elite one. Because of this, superior speed rushers can give him trouble, and that’s one reason why he projects more as a right tackle at the NFL level, despite playing left tackle for the Razorbacks.
When it comes to run blocking, Myron Cunningham is solid. Cunningham shows good get-off on the snap on running downs, and can not only trap block, but get up to the second level and win there as well. He uses his hands deftly to punch into defenders and lock onto them, turning them at the point of attack.
Despite being raw, Myron Cunningham has all the tools to be a productive NFL starter at tackle, it just might take him a little bit to refine his technique.