Originally posted by highway49:
I kinda agree with what Maylock said last night, in that there's a good chance
that all four of the top ranked OT's could be gone by the 10th overall pick
in the first round...I think he said, [ for what's it's worth]
Okung to KC at # 4
Davis to Seattle at # 6
Bulaga to Oakland at #8
Williams to Buff at # 9
Who to where, isn't as important as the point that these guy's get picked early and often, so imo it shows that least a lot of teams think it's very important to take a highly ranked OT early in the draft. In 2008 6 Ot's were 1st rounders.
I am hoping that Bruce Campbell knocks them off their feet with his skills at his size, very similar to Iupati where measurables will make him jump off the page. I can see Campbell being chosen by Oakland if he goes off at the Combine which might push Williams to us.
If those four go by #10, then I say get a Pro-Bowler-type non-the-less for our OL, Mike Iupati. Just like I had in my second mock, Spiller and Iupati would be awesome. Then we can land either Saffold, Veldheer or Calloway who are all very good RT from what I have read. I really liked Calloway in the Bowl game, he looked very consistent at the right side.
Can a second or third round tackle and a first round guard start? Hell yea! Just give them to Solari and watch the magic appear before your very eyes.
By the way draftniks, how do Saffold, Veldheer and Calloway project as RT and where?