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Drafting an OT and Joe Staley

What does drafting an OT in the 1st round potentially mean for Left OT Joe Staley? Depending on whom we draft, I think we slide Staley over to the Right OT spot. Would we trade up to get a guy (Russell Okung, Trent Williams...) and make him our Left OT? Was Joe Staley worth trading up for and drafting back in 2007?

Your thoughts on the situation in general...???

[ Edited by PTulini on Apr 3, 2010 at 15:27:13 ]
It seems like the team will move him to RT if they draft an OT at 13. I think Staley is a solid player at either posistion and with us going to more of a zone blocking scheme, he could be a better fit at RT than I would of thought. He is also an underrated run blocker. When Barry Sims came in to replace Staley there was not much of a dropoff in pass protection but there was a significant drop off in the run blocking and when Staley came back, Gore's rushing yards went right up and he was doing a lot of his running behind Staley.

So if we draft Trent Williams or Anthony Davis, I do think Staley will go back to RT, the question is will it be this year or next?

Do I think he was worth trading up for? Yeah I do.
Depends who we draft
Depends on how good the player we draft ends up being.
why would we put a rookie tackle at LT. knowing how important that position is. Staley is going to stay put. if we draft a tackle he would most likely play RT where we have that need. if anything we need a mauler of a RT to help the run game since teams mostly run to the right.
and Staley just got a Huge contract extension. only way i see a rookie starting at LT is if he outperforms Staley.
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If we draft Williams I think Staley stays at LT. Williams struggles there when moved during the season. It'd be best to just keep him strickly a RT.
Originally posted by mayo63:
If we draft Williams I think Staley stays at LT. Williams struggles there when moved during the season. It'd be best to just keep him strickly a RT.

the only way staley moves to RT is if we get brown or okung brown cause of his inability to play RT and okung because he is just a flat out stud

if we get bulaga i would keep him on the RT for a while then let teh 2 compete in a couple years for the LT spot if we get trent williams same thing
Any rookie we draft will be relegated to the right side automatically. Staley will be at LT this year and almost definitely the following. Everybody has pointed the finger at the lack of continuity on the offensive line. If a rookie excels at the right side with Chilo why f**k up a good thing. Staley will have to gain confidence in whomever is on his inside, likewise Chilo will have to gain the same with whomever is on his outside. Staley is a multi-seasoned vet on the left side, it makes no sense to force him to have to rework and relearn his footwork for the opposite side at this point. The last thing we need is an OT competition to see who plays on the left. Until Staley shows he needs to be moved, don't move him!
Without a doubt he was worth trading up for. The OL sucked - imagine how bad it would have been w/out Staley.
mucj as i like joe, they could have picked ryan clady with the pick they gave the pats
I for one don't think we NEED to draft a Tackle in the first round. Were not looking for someone to protect the blind side unless Staley goes down. We need someone to anchor the right side, and flip over to the left in the event of a Staley injury, but I don't believe we should necessarily use one of our first round picks. Especially if Okung, Bulaga, T. Williams, and Davis are gone although I'm not completely sold on Davis or Cambell.

* Mike Iupati, and I would prefer to trade back into the low to mid 20's to select him if I could. I just feel that 17 is a little to high for a guard, especially if there is a player that slides and someone wants to trade up for them.

I think there will be some value at RT available with our 49th pick. The RT's id be happy drafting in the 2nd - 3d round would be.....
Height Weight 40 Dash
Rodger Saffold Indiana 6-4⅝ 316 5.20
Vladimir Ducasse Massachusetts 6-4⅜ 332 5.27
Charles Brown Southern Cal 6-5⅜ 303 5.20
Sam Young Notre Dame 6-7½ 314 5.33
Selvish Capers West Virginia 6-4⅝ 308 5.14
Lee Ziemba Auburn 6-7¼ 306
Trinton Sturdivant Georgia 6-5⅜ 308
Ciron Black LSU 6-4 327 5.42

Young and Black are my favorites from the group mentioned above because they've anchored the blind side and started for their respective teams the last 3 years and have been healthy and consistent.

Combine that with a slimmed down Boone (whom I hope will wow us this year btw but trying not to get hopes up) and it looks like we've got some young and healthy competition on our line. All im saying is I dont think we HAVE to draft OT in the first round, but if the BPA is an OT and we cant trade back pull the trigger!
I think if a top ranked OT falls to us we will pick him. If all of them are off the board then we will go Haden/Spiller/Williams at 13. 17 will then be an interesting pick for we could go Graham/Brown at OT/or trade back and go for Odrick at DE and Thomas at FS/CB or Saffold at RT. Lots of interesting scenarios.

Haden Spiller would be an interesting 1st round and it would cover our CB and Punt return/KR/change of pace running back/slot receiver. Then we could go for another corner in the second or get NT T. Cody in the second.

A lot will depend upon Singletary's perceptions of Boone and whether there is a quality RT in the second or third round. If we took Brown in the 1st round then I would imagine that they will move Staley to RT and leave Brown at LT for Staley has clearly shown that he is flexible and a quality player at RT or LT and Brown would do better at LT for that is his natural position.
Originally posted by PTulini:
What does drafting an OT in the 1st round potentially mean for Left OT Joe Staley? Depending on whom we draft, I think we slide Staley over to the Right OT spot. Would we trade up to get a guy (Russell Okung, Trent Williams...) and make him our Left OT? Was Joe Staley worth trading up for and drafting back in 2007?

Your thoughts on the situation in general...???

I had a similar post a few months back. In general, people were very negative about this post.
simply put top rated LT's are never ever considered to be moved to RT.
Depends on who we get i guess and how well they perform. Pretty much i think the team has to be open to the idea to moving Staley back to the Right side