Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Okay I'm kind of getting annoyed with this thing. I'm not saying he'll be a bust/bad player. But I mean come on, I see a bunch of people saying "we need Mike LUPATI!!!!!!" "pick Lupati 13th!". Umm guys, have you even seen him play? Probably not since that's not even his name, it's iupati. With an I! I saw him play a little bit, paid attention to his last game of the season that bowl game, he did pretty well. I thought it looked like he could've been called for holding a few times but oh well. In the Senior bowl practices and the game I wasn't very impressed, but I don't want to diss on the guy's whole career or anything because of one week where he was out of position. But then I see people saying "well maybe we can play him at RIGHT TACKLE!". NO, just no thank you. He looked bad at any spot besides left guard(the position he's played for a while) at the senior bowl, he has a bit of a tendency to hold, and you guys want him at tackle. Seriously? Seriously guys? Our offense is finally getting some continuity, and we want to start a rookie at a position he's never played before? And that seems like a good idea to you? That's a horrible idea IMO. If we pick the guy just play him at LG, it's not like it's impossible to improve on David Baas.
Second, I see people wanting us to pick him 13th. That's another terrible idea. He'll most likely be there at 17. NYG who picks after us is likely to draft McClain or another linebacker since they lost Antonio Pierce, and they could also use help in the secondary. TN could use a corner opposite Finnegan or maybe a safety. I doubt they'd pick Iupati. And Seattle needs a left tackle BADLY, as well as playmakers like a good running back or wr(Spiller or Bryant). The smart move if we plan on picking Iupati IMO, would be to take the guy we really like who slips down at 13(maybe Haden, Trent Williams/Bulaga, Spiller, Earl Thomas, etc) and then you take Iupati at 17(I really don't see him as a top 16 pick, I'm not an expert but I don't see teams in front of us at either spot picking a guard with their first rounder). But then you might miss out on your right tackle. To be perfectly honest, it makes significantly more sense to me to make sure we get our RT with one of our 1st rounders and a playmaker with the other.
I wouldn't hate taking him, but a RT first please!!