Originally posted by kronik:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by jacklegniner:OTC - was Konz strictly a center and thats how he will translate to the pro's or do teams see him as a guard and does he have any experience?
Also are their any guards that you think are worth a first round pick or early 2nd? lets say within the 25th pick to the 36th. I know you have them ranked but who do you think would actually be worth it? If we had to trade up or down in that range.
The only interior linemen that I see as 1st round worthy are Glenn, DeCastro, and Konz. Konz has all his experience at center, but if you can play at center, you can play any interior position -- and this is the take on Konz. Scouts believe this makes him extremely versatile and that he would be an immediate starter at all three interior positions.
I see Zeitler, Osemele, Brooks, and Silatolu as solid 2nd round selections with starter potential at RG but not on the same level as the other three I mentioned above.
If we don't take an OL in round one or two, I'd love to see the Niners target Brandon Washington in the third if he makes it there. Philip Blake in the 4th could be a possibility too.
Didn't Silatolu play left tackle in college? If so, I assume he has the versatility to play right tackle (in a backup role) and maybe both guard positions in the pro's.
Yep. I actually think he's a massive potential dark horse pick for the 49ers at #30. Some have mentioned Zeitler, but I think Silatolu could be seen as sort of the Aldon Smith of OG this year. Heck of a lot of parallels when you think about it.
* Huge potential, but expected to need time to develop.
* Position tweak/change expected.
* Like Aldon, Silatolu is expected to be an early pick -- in his case, as high as the top of the second, but not quite as early as 30. So he has the potential to go a little earlier than expected.
* Like the Aldon pick did for OLB, Silatolu at OG would fill the hugest, most immediate need we have at the RG position.