Forget about the o-line for a second and think about the competition. Have you guys seen the NFC West schedule next year? It's crazy...
First Arizona will play StL, Sea, and SF 6 times, that is money enough right there. But then you also get the NFC North, and the AFC West. Not exactly the best divisions at stopping the run. Det, GB, Min, Chi, KC,Oak, SD, Den, throw in Atl and Dal... I'm seeing some pretty favorable matchups in there. Now just think about what teams Arizona will be able to beat next year. I can see them staying in enough games to get Edge 300 carries at least. Don't forget that Edge is an EXCELLENT blocker/receiver and can be used in multiple roles on every down.
Why did Domanic Davis get the massive hype out of Houston last year? Their line is so much better than Arizona's right? Is Steven Jackson really a better option? How bad was Washington going into last season? How can Edge NOT be a 1st round pick? Seriously, if Edge falls into the late first, he will be my saving grace next year if I have a late pick.
You guys realize that JJ Arrington was a complete bust last year right? That had nothing to do with the O-line, Marcel Shipp essentially beat him out. And 38 year old Emmitt Smith beat out Marcel Shipp the year before that.... Remember that guy? Emmitt was startable as a RB#2 for more than half of the season and had almost 10 TDs in Zona. Was it really the O-line's fault that a deadly combination of JJ Arrington and Marcel Shipp were not productive in '05? Maybe Edge will get REALLY lucky next year and even have a FB/TE to block for him. He never really had one of those in Indy, even in goalline situations.