Originally posted by al49erfan:
I just dont like Bruce Campbell. I do not like drafting on potential. Campbell was never named to a All-ACC team in college. He only started 17 games at Maryland. Workout warror. I would take him Late first or early second, but i think i would rather take Brown at 17 we are taking a tackle at 17.
As for Iupati, if he can not play Tackle so what. Stick him at guard and we dont have to worry about it for 10 years. As multiple people have said on here as well as other places practices mean more to scouts than the actual game. He dominated when at guard during the one-on-ones. Struggled on the edge as expected since he never played there.
If we are taking O-Line at 17 give me Brown or Iupati.
Iupati struggled at Guard during the Sr. Bowl as well. The holding call that cost his team a TD came when he was playing RG! He was constantly holding in every position throughout the game.
He's a big guy, with long arms, and a mean streak. But he's got a major flaw: he's slow. Speed is a talent that is hard to teach. His Combine times in the 40 and the cone drills were disappointing. And his NFL,com "analysis" after his combine performance basically says: "he's slow." He "can't get to the second level on running plays!"
The Niner's philosophy is "run first." Why would they want a Guard who cannot block LBs on run plays? Sorry, I just don't see them being interested in him in the first.
In most sports, if there is a choice to be made between a slow footed guy and a guy with natural quickness or speed, it seem wise to go with the fast guy, everything else being equal.
That being said, I wouldn't want Campbell or Iupati at #17, but if I had to choose only between them, I'd go with Campbell.
[ Edited by oldninerdude on Apr 4, 2010 at 10:48:02 ]