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In the fifth, it's a guard

The Cardinals took LSU guard Herman Johnson -- 6-foot-7, 380 pounds -- in the fifth round. There's the offensive line depth the Cards were looking for, and he's been huge from the get-go, weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces at birth. Yikes. You figure he'll give Elton Brown a run for the backup guard spot. His knock is he isn't strong enough given his size -- he only had 21 reps on the bench press at the combine. Something tells me John Lott will have something to say about that.

UPDATE:  Russ Grimm insisted Johnson will want to work, it's just a question of him being pushed to a level he's never had to be pushed to yet. Johnson, nicknamed "House," is used to the questions and curiousity about his size. He's still going to be one of the bigger ones around here, but it's not like he's going to tower over Elliot Vallejo (6-7, 312) or Brandon Keith (6-5, 343). He'll get a run at both guard and tackle early, but, like Keith last season, the Cards want to find him one position and stick with it so Johnson can learn his spot faster.

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