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first_img Top Stories When center Mason Cole was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, it looked likely his games started streak would come to an end.Cole had started every game since his freshman year of high school.But when A.Q. Shipley tore his ACL in early August, Cole was set to extend the streak. Filling in for the injured veteran, Cole started every game as a rookie.NFL.com’s Gil Brandt named him to his 2018 NFL All-Rookie team on Wednesday. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 7 Comments   Share   “He’s very smart and projects to be an impact player at the pros for many years.”Cole was picked in the third round, No. 97 overall, by the Cardinals. He was a constant on an offensive line that struggled mightily, fighting through injuries and going through 10 different starting combinations over the season.Related LinksESPN: Rookie Mason Cole a draft steal for the Arizona CardinalsLarry Fitzgerald’s return brings Cardinals undeniable valueHe was not only the lone Cardinals lineman to play all 16 games, he played every offensive snaps, 942 total. The player with the next-highest OL snap count, D.J. Humphries, played 522.Cole and Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft pick Billy Price have been frequent names at the center spot on All-Rookie lists.Cole was named to ESPN’s team on Jan. 14, while Price was named to the Pro Football Writer’s Association’s team and garnered an honorable mention on the ESPN list behind Cole. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals’ Mason Cole (64) hits Greg Pyke (68) during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img