The Cardinals agreed to terms Thursday with tackle Nate Potters, the team’s seventh-round (221st overall) selection out of Boise State, to a four-year contract. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Potter earned first-team All-America accolades and was one of two players to be unanimously selected to the All-Mountain West Conference first team last year after starting all 13 games at left tackle. He finished his collegiate career by starting in 34 consecutive games and helped the Broncos offensive line give up the fewest sacks in the nation in 2011; they allowed eight in 477 pass plays. The Boise State offense also finished ninth nationally in total offense (481.2 yards per game) and fifth in scoring (44.2 points per game) last season.
The Boise native finished his career with 42 starts in four seasons, appearing in 51 of a possible 53 games.
The Cardinals had previously agreed to terms with fourth-round pick Bobby Massie, fifth-round pick Senio Kelemete and sixth-round picks Justin Bethel and Ryan Lindley. With Potter’s signing, only first-round pick Michael Floyd, a wide receiver out of Notre Dame, and third-round pick Jamell Fleming, a cornerback out of Oklahoma, remain unsigned of the team’s 2012 picks.