Originally posted by DarthNiner:Originally posted by smileyman:Originally posted by SF69ers:
Give me Anthony Davis with 1a and Mike Iupati with 1b.
Iupati in the middle of the first is too high. He's the top ranked guard on the board, but he should still only go in the last part of the first or the first part of the second.
I would go Davis or Williams with 1a, trade 1b down for an extra 2nd and get Iupati with 1b.
Disagree here. Iupati is exactly what this team needs in a monster, nasty OG. The guy is 6"5", 330lbs an is a road grader. 3rd and short? Run it behind this behemoth and you'll convert your 3rd downs. From the problems we've been having in that department alone makes his worth as the 2nd 1st round pick.
I love Iupati too, but draft history says middle of the first is too high for a guard.
Here's a list of the first guards picked in the last 10 years.
2009--Andy Levitre, Bills 2nd round pick 19
2008--Brandon Albert, KC 1st round pick 15
2007--Ben Grubbs, Ravens 1st round pick 29
2006--Davin Joseph, Bucs, 1st round pick 23
2005--Logan Mankins, Patriots, 1st round pick 32
2004--Vernon Carey, Dolphins, 1st round pick 19
2003--Eric Steinbach, Bengals, 2nd round pick 1
2002--Kendall Simmons, Steelers, 1st round pick 32
2001--Steve Hutchinson, Seahawks, 1st round pick 17
2000--Travis Claridge, Falcons, 2nd round pick 6
The obvious stars in that list are Logan Mankins and Steve Hutchinson. The highest pick of a guard in the past 10 years has been at number 15 and that was as much for his ability to play LT as LG. (The Chiefs now have him playing LT).