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Tackle-Guard Prospects?

After we take a tackle with our first pick, I think that we should take a tackle-guard prospect with one of our next three picks.

I want someone that plays both positions in order to provide depth to the O-Line. Help?
Chris Scott of Tennessee is one of the better ones, and his footwork in combine drills will determine whether or not he goes somewhere in the early 4th, or somewhere in the 5th or early 6th.

I'd expect Scott to go in late round 4-early round 5.

Vladamir Ducasse of UMass is also another tweener that should fall in that 5th-7th round tier. But pending workouts, there's no guarantee he won't rise beyond that.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Nov 29, 2009 at 4:46 PM ]
Chris Scott you mean? Read some nice things about him and the guy is fricking huge.
Originally posted by znk916:
Chris Scott you mean? Read some nice things about him and the guy is fricking huge.

Whoops -- Good catch on the goof, znk. Yes, I meant Chris Scott. Massive, massive man. This guys is a LOT like Carl Nicks, except even more versatile, because he's shown he can play every single position along the line. I think he could be an absolutely dominant OG if we moved him there, but believe he could play Tackle as well.

Another late round guy, probably just a 7th rounder, but a strong developmental guy is Marshall Newhouse of TCU. I like his play and think he could do well with some good coaching as well.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Nov 29, 2009 at 4:49 PM ]
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Chris Scott of Tennessee is one of the better ones, and his footwork in combine drills will determine whether or not he goes somewhere in the early 4th, or somewhere in the 5th or early 6th.

I'd expect Scott to go in late round 4-early round 5.

Vladamir Ducasse of UMass is also another tweener that should fall in that 5th-7th round tier. But pending workouts, there's no guarantee he won't rise beyond that.

what about the first 2 or 3 rounds?
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Ciron Black of LSU could be tried at RT and one of the OG positions.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Chris Scott of Tennessee is one of the better ones, and his footwork in combine drills will determine whether or not he goes somewhere in the early 4th, or somewhere in the 5th or early 6th.

I'd expect Scott to go in late round 4-early round 5.

Vladamir Ducasse of UMass is also another tweener that should fall in that 5th-7th round tier. But pending workouts, there's no guarantee he won't rise beyond that.

what about the first 2 or 3 rounds?

I'm not sure you'll see many tweeners in the first few rounds. Geek already mentioned Black, who has struggled at Tackle this year. He could be a candidate. The only other guy might be Zane Beadles of Utah.
Scott is having a great year. I think (i'm no expert) he would be a very good gaurd in the NFL, but don't count him out as a RT. There is no shortage of future NFL pass rushers in the SEC, and he has more than held his own against them.
We already have Adam Snyder signed for a few years who can swing between OG/RT. Would rather sign a UDFA for this than spend a pick on something that we already have a veteran for.

I personally would like to see our 2nd-5th round picks be used on d-lineman and secondary help.
Originally posted by GoFD74:
We already have Adam Snyder signed for a few years who can swing between OG/RT. Would rather sign a UDFA for this than spend a pick on something that we already have a veteran for.

I personally would like to see our 2nd-5th round picks be used on d-lineman and secondary help.

Snyder? are you happy with him as a starter?
Originally posted by jta854:
Originally posted by GoFD74:
We already have Adam Snyder signed for a few years who can swing between OG/RT. Would rather sign a UDFA for this than spend a pick on something that we already have a veteran for.

I personally would like to see our 2nd-5th round picks be used on d-lineman and secondary help.

Snyder? are you happy with him as a starter?

I didn't say Snyder as a starter...if we draft an OT in the 1st, that person will be the starter. Snyder will back up at OG/RT, and he's a decent and proven veteran that's already under contract. If you feel like spending a 2nd-4th rounder and taking your chances on a rookie in this role, be my guest. Given all the needs on this team, I'd take my chances with Snyder in this backup role and address other needs.
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Originally posted by GoFD74:
Originally posted by jta854:
Originally posted by GoFD74:
We already have Adam Snyder signed for a few years who can swing between OG/RT. Would rather sign a UDFA for this than spend a pick on something that we already have a veteran for.

I personally would like to see our 2nd-5th round picks be used on d-lineman and secondary help.

Snyder? are you happy with him as a starter?

I didn't say Snyder as a starter...if we draft an OT in the 1st, that person will be the starter. Snyder will back up at OG/RT, and he's a decent and proven veteran that's already under contract. If you feel like spending a 2nd-4th rounder and taking your chances on a rookie in this role, be my guest. Given all the needs on this team, I'd take my chances with Snyder in this backup role and address other needs.

You better bet your ass that Snyder doesn't play another down at OT. I see him going full-time at RG to compete with Rachal.

I think we'll draft a Trent Williams type OT and resign Pashos (competing with Boone) for that RT position.
Originally posted by GoFD74:
Originally posted by jta854:
Originally posted by GoFD74:
We already have Adam Snyder signed for a few years who can swing between OG/RT. Would rather sign a UDFA for this than spend a pick on something that we already have a veteran for.

I personally would like to see our 2nd-5th round picks be used on d-lineman and secondary help.

Snyder? are you happy with him as a starter?

I didn't say Snyder as a starter...if we draft an OT in the 1st, that person will be the starter. Snyder will back up at OG/RT, and he's a decent and proven veteran that's already under contract. If you feel like spending a 2nd-4th rounder and taking your chances on a rookie in this role, be my guest. Given all the needs on this team, I'd take my chances with Snyder in this backup role and address other needs.

agreed.
Yesterday I watched Alex do really well. Although we played against a poor Defense what he did, showed he can do well if he gets some protection. If we get some quality Oline picks, the whole offense will improve. Plus our D will be more rested. Just look what Oher is doing for the Ravens. We need a top tier tackle and guard.
Originally posted by jta854:
Scott is having a great year. I think (i'm no expert) he would be a very good gaurd in the NFL, but don't count him out as a RT. There is no shortage of future NFL pass rushers in the SEC, and he has more than held his own against them.

I wouldn't mind drafting Chris Scott to play guard or tackle for us.