Originally posted by crabman82:
i think the reason most draft 'experts' say williams will be a LT is because of where he will be drafted, u dont take a RT only in the first round, but i do agree we are in a unique position with 2 1st rounders and needing a RT only, i say roll the dice and pick a RT in round 2 and take 2 really good players in the first round who can fill our other holes
That's really the smart way to go. I'll have my fingers, toes and hairs crossed hoping one of the top OTs drops to us at #13 but I'm also realistic. I don't think the team should trade up for any of the tackles here. The only guy who could be worth it would be Okung and he'll likely be the 4th pick which would cost us both our first rounders to move up for and he's not a sure fire stud at LT like a Joe Thomas. Orlando Pace, Walter Jones...etc
Drafting a RT in the top 10 is a bit unusual anyways but if a top OT falls and it's our #1 need you take him at #13 but to trade up is a panic move which kills teams all the time.
You stay put and take the best player at a position which helps your team - we have several other holes on the team which can use upgrades - DE/OLB, CB, FS, OG or even look at drafting backups - soon to be starters at other positions - NT, DE, C...etc
There are other prospects out there that while not as highly regarded as the first 4 guys could go in and play very well at RT(those guys don't need to be excellent at pass blocking and need to be pretty strong in the running game)