Originally posted by longtime49erfan:
Everyone keeps saying that because Davis was selected in the first round, he cannot be moved to RG. Why not? It is not a failure to move a player to a position where he better serves the team! If Davis can best be used at RG, with Boone at RT, then why not do it? That's the real meaning of 5 best OL.
That is correct. But Davis has loads of physical talent... much more than Boone. He has the ability to hang with the top pass rushers in the league while manhandling guys in the running game. That is why he was a 1st round pick. When drafted, he was viewed as a raw player with great potential. If he were more NFL ready he would have been the 1st OT off the board.
If Davis breaks-out and realizes his full potential than he best serves the team at tackle. Tackles are harder to find and much more valuable than guards.
Now if he fails at tackle, then he could be salvaged as a guard. Problem is, nobody can make that call right now. Especially after how he improved during last season.