Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Love Konz and Jones, but Brewster...yikes!!! That kid was a mess at OSU. Just way too overrated by the press, and blew so many assignments. I hope he can be a solid pro, but I wouldn't grade him anything more than a 5th rounder, and he'll be gone before then.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:I'd take Konz in the first, Ben Jones in the 2nd, Brewster in the 2nd or 3rd, and then probably Philip Blake in the 5th. After that, not really many center prospects left worth noting.
Agree that the center class this year is pretty thin after the top two guys.
Too bad the team went after Cody Wallace years ago over Jonathan Sullivan, who put together a really solid year for the Vikings. Loved that kid, gave him a third round grade. Also, I think we blew it on Marcus Cannon last year. I see him stepping in for Brian Waters as early as next year.
We will see, you could be right -- I'm waiting on the Senior Bowl practices to see how Brewster fares, I've heard him tabbed as one graded around the 3rd or 4th, with a peak of the 2nd, and low of the 5th. But yes, I don't like this year's center class. Even Jones is a significant dropoff from Konz.
Honestly, best case scenario for us is:
We draft a steal of a guard later, and C Beeler shows that with tremendous off-season work, he is up to NFL standards in strength, technique, and knowledge of the system and earns a roster spot.
Would be nice to have that kind of depth:
Staley -------------- Iupati - Goodwin - Snyder (if he stays) - Davis
Boone/Person - ROOKIE - Beeler - Kilgore - Boone/Person
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Jan 16, 2012 at 8:06 PM ]