Originally posted by mebemused:If by chance, Chance Warmack falls to 31, and he was in the top ten on your draft board, it would be very hard to pass on him if you are drafting best player available.
Sure Looney or Kilgore might be journeymen centers, but Warmack like Lupati, has a chance to be something special. Can you imagine the strength of our interior line if Warmack and Lupati lined up shoulder to shoulder?
Lastly, with success comes the reality that you can't retain all your talent and stay under the salary cap. If we can't re-sign Lupati, than Warmack continues after Lupati leaves and the interior of our O-line still is dominant.
I don't know if I am more irritated by the reference of Looney as a journeyman or of the use of Lupati for Mike Iupati (pronounced "you potty," with the silent capital letter "I"). Looney was a monster at guard in College, and his injury was the only thing that allowed us to take him as late as he did. He practiced at C all season (once healthy), and has the smarts for the position. With his physical talent and mean streak, he could be an All-Pro Center, as he is MUCH more imposing than most NFL centers. They knew he wasn't playing last year when they drafted him.