Originally posted by rum53: A couple of years ago the draft experts were saying that the OG out of USC, Chilo Rachal, could possibly make the transition to RT in the NFL.
Yes. Iupati reminds me a bit of Rachal. He plays mean, which was also an attribute of Chilo. In college that may be enough, but it's tougher in the pros.
Oldninerdude points out that Iupati is slow of foot and plays too upright. I heard Casserly say the same thing. I read somewhere that he is a great run blocker but less adept at pass blocking (anyone reminded of Kwame Harris?). That won't do in a league where the ability to pass is becoming a requirement.
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