Originally posted by GoFD74:
Originally posted by abowers1984:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
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?
Another reason as to why Im more interested in focusing on more valuable positions like Joe Haden (CB) or Jerry Hughes (DE/OLB) is because I actually feel that Alex Boone has just as much potential as most of the OTs available in this draft with the exception of Russell Okung.
I personally feel that his draft status, character concerns, and experience are the factors that prevented him from receiving a fair shot at competing for the starting job this offseason. But after a year of studying the playbook, I think he should be ready to compete for the starting spot at RT next year and I can assure you that he has much more physical upside than Adam Snyder.
I am actually much more concerned with our interior linemen.
You have an awful lot of faith in a guy who went undrafted.
Seemingly. But at least he recognizes our interior line is the primary problem. NOT the outside.
Yes, we desperately need a tackle, but we need to upgrade our interior. Thing is, we better hope we get someone who has the ability to beat out Rachal, because I'm sure they're content to sit and hope he eventually fulfills his potential.
If we don't upgrade LG in Free Agency, we'll need to draft someone in the first three rounds. Otherwise, I bet you they foolishly try to move Snyder back to LG, keep Chilo at RG, and then just draft top tackle prospects.
We'll see how the rest of the season pans out, but right now, Rachal better get it together or he'll need to be made a back-up next year. Baas was a second rounder too and was a backup for several years, so no one is exempt from being benched.
What I'd hope to see is:
OT - Staley, Rookie RT.
OG - Rachal, Rookie LG or Free Agent LG.
C - Heitmann
OT - Sims, Rookie OT.
OG - Snyder, Rookie OG
C - Wragge
Guard prospects I'm interested in:
Iupati (Idaho), Asamoah (Illinois), Brandon Carter (Texas Tech), and Thomas Austin (Clemson).
Tackle prospects I'm most interested in:
Bulaga (Iowa), Fox (Miami), Calloway (Iowa), Young (Notre Dame), Scott (Tennessee), Veldheer (Hillsdale), Hardman (Eastern Kentucky), and Marinelli (Stanford).
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 2, 2009 at 10:50 AM ]