Originally posted by nvninerfan1:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Interestingly enough, I happen to think Williams might project better to LT than Joe Staley does (who did a nice job his rookie year at RT, but since then, hasn't exactly been a stud at LT).
Then why would you draft someone in the 1st half of the 1st round that is probably a ROT (and I'm not sold that he will be that good at that) when:
A) You already have someone who could play ROT
B) You have an opportunity to draft someone who CAN play LOT.
We clearly have two very different opinions of Williams. I never said Williams was just a RTO so you're asking that question to the wrong guy. Not to mention, you have nothing to validate your opinion that Williams may not even be good at RT...he played at an all-american level as a junior at RT before switching to LT this year. Question his LT abilities all you want (and that's valid), but you're grasping at straws if you begin questioning his ability to play RT at a high level.
Finally, even though I believe Staley is a better RT than he is a LT, 49ers brass don't see it that way so in essence, Staley is not in the picture as a RT. Thus, we still need a RT.
Btw, who is this other person that you project to "play a LOT?" Just curious as to context/comparison.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Feb 4, 2010 at 12:59 PM ]