Guys, the more I watch film of the OT's in this class the more I despise them. This class simply is not very good. Okung is the most athletic, so he will probably be ok, but he isn't the greatest run blocker of all time.
Williams, Davis, Campbell and Bulaga are all overrated by at least one round. IMHO these players would be in my second and third round slots. These guys are not first round picks. They just aren't.
I can't help but look back to last year when Oher fell to 22. Oher was a much much much better player than EVERY OT this year, including Okung!!!
People are inflating the value of these OT because of the needs at OT across the league. I employ the Zone to no longer get caught up in this hysteria. I was caught up in too about a month ago when I finally started looking into the draft, in fact, I wanted to take two OL's in the first round.
The problem is I think we are going to be super pissed off at who we take in the first round if we reach for a very average OT. The problem here is the OT's in the draft are not even first round talents in my opinion. For that matter, Joe Staley was better than all the OT's in this draft except for Okung., and Staley wasn't taken until 28.
At this point I am going with BPA, and I think that is going to be something more like Spiller, Hayden at 13 and Iupati, Graham, Hughes at 17/18.
Sorry guys, I know we need a RT really bad, but this may not be the year to get that guy. Maybe we trade our 2nd again for another first next year and then we can make a move for a blue chip OT next year or something.
We could land Cody in the second round and give a few years to work behind Franklin and to lose weight. Or, we could trade up into the 20's and get Williams or Davis. I really don't want anything to do with Campbell or Bulaga unless it is the third round.
[ Edited by bigwads on Feb 20, 2010 at 06:43:07 ]