Originally posted by ninertico:
Disagree fellas and Oher is the perfect example, a LT who can play both sides as he did for Baltimore this year. Davis, Bulaga, and Williams seems to be able to play both with Williams being the best ROT of them all who played LT this last year.
Hell yes OT in the first and I am hoping for either Williams or Bulaga, but Bulaga may not get there at #13 as there are quite a few teams before #13 who need LTs. That is why I keep saying that Williams will get to us because out of those three he is the least favorite as a LT.
Sure you can get RTs and OGs in the second and third, but not even close to the caliber of some 1st rounders.
On another note, McKittrick didn't use first rounders...did Solari? Yes, I believe.
And another thing, don't we already have some second and third rounders playing RT and OG who are not cutting it?
ninertico, while i am a newer poster, i have read the zone for the last few years and enjoy the positiveness and optimism of your posts.
I too, REALLY want Bulaga or Davis in the first round to solve our RT issues, IF either Spiller or Graham are unavailable. If we passed on Spiller and went RT and then Graham I would not be upset, unless we let Seattle get him next at #14. That would be tough to swallow. Or if we took Spiller at #13 and passed on Graham and took a RT at #16, I would also not be upset (just a bit disappointed) because we would have our starting RT.
But I think it is safe to say Graham will be there at our second first round pick. And there is a decent chance that Spiller will be there at #13. Personally, I would prefer to grab both in the first and pick up Jason Fox in the 3rd, if it determined he is in good health. Fox was a bordeline first rounder, and if he is healthy would be just fine protecting Alex Smith at RT.
So do you think we should have chosen Oher last year instead of Crabtree? IMO, a talent like Crabtree on our team makes us WAY better now and in the future than having Oher on the team (and I think Oher is great). I would argue that Spiller is just like Crabtree, but just at a different position, where good teams have at least two quality backs to rotate in. He can also change games with field position returning kicks. He, like Crabtree, gives us the additional talent we need at the skill positions that will help us to compete with the likes of the Saints and Colts and Vikings and actually have a chance to win the Super Bowl in the coming years. If we get a RT at 13, i just hope it is because Spiller is gone.
Maybe a Spiller/RT/Hughes first three picks might work. What would people think of that? I would be quite content with that. I just think we really need an explosive guy like Spiller.