Originally posted by joey82:
I am going to bold this first part because some of you think that 1A is too early to take a guard.
Brandon Albert was a guard that was drafted at 15 by the Chiefs who moved him to tackle.
Many on this board, myself included, think Iupati is a better prospect than Albert. Even if it is a touch too high you take the guy that you want when it is your pick.
Iupati will most likely be our RT if we draft him anyways.
I think we have to take an OL with our first pick to give us the option to trade our second pick. If we are lucky enough for Iupati to be on the board when we take our first pick (which will likely be in the mid teens) we need to take him and not hope he is there for our next pick which will likely be in the late teens.
As for Kindle, I know his production was down but if you watch the games he played he was being double teamed frequently. Look at how well Acho and Houston played this year on the Texas DL to see his impact. Brandon Graham will most likely not be on the board in the second half of the first round. We may have the choice between Kindle and Hughes but honestly I think Kindle is the better prospect.
As much as I would love for us to draft a shifty playmaking back that would double as a KR/PR I just don't see it after spending the third last year on Coffee. Cox gives us depth in the secondary and a returner.
Albert also played tackle at times and was good there. A totally different story.