Not long after taking the reins from Bruce Arians, new coach Steve Wilks cited the Cardinals' overhauled offensive line as the strength of the team in 2018.
That assessment has come into question with Wilks' announcement Monday that starting center A.Q. Shipley is out for the season after tearing his ACL in a weekend practice.
If there is a silver lining, it's that the front office had the foresight to pull the trigger on Michigan's Mason Cole as a third-round pick and center of the future. Cole's development on the interior will have to be expedited, as he spent three of his four seasons with the Wolverines at left tackle.