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Analysis: What kind of player have the Patriots acquired in Cardinals OT Korey Cunningham?

The Patriots have acquired backup offensive tackle Korey Cunningham from the Cardinals.

Field Yates reported the Patriots are sending a sixth-round pick to Arizona.

Starting to watch some film on Cunningham, but here's what is known about him:

  • He was a seventh-round pick in 2018 out of Cincinnati and is large: 6-6, 318 pounds.
  • He's known to be very strong and earned the respect of teammates and coaches in Arizona.
  • "He’s an offensive line coach’s dream because you can mold him out of clay," former Arizona QB Josh Rosen said last season. "He’s strong as hell. He wants to learn. He’s probably one of the funniest guys I know, and he’s a great teammate. I think he’s got a very, very bright future. Why not sooner rather than later and get him going?"
  • He started six games at left tackle but the Cardinals had him pegged for the right side.
  • ProFootballFocus.com had him with a 60.4 overall rating (out of 100) in 2018 — 57.7 pass blocking, 57.2 run in 349 snaps at left tackle (209 pass blocks). They pegged him for two sacks allowed, 2 hits, 14 pressures and four penalties.
  • He's played all RT so far this preseason as a reserve with a 53.2 rating (65.1 pass blocking). He's allowed four hurries.

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