Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
I'm going to play the devil's advocate here.
1. He seemingly still has weight issues. He is entering his second year of the NFL and we're still getting stories about how he's in the "best shape of this life." I remember hearing those same stories last season as well.
2. The number of years you start at college and the institution that you attend does not necessarily lead to subsequent NFL success.
I think Boone could be at best a backup RT. However, depending on what happens with Wragge, I see Boone on the practice squad again.
I think Wragge's the odd man out, unless both of Harbaugh's OL draftees fail miserably. He was valuable when there was no depth on the interior line, but lo and behold, there are a couple of new G-C rookie candidates. Heitmann's impending retirement gives him a ghost of a chance, but I just don't think it happens.
OTOH, there's little depth now at OT (and little depth is aging), and Snyder's skills -- or lack of, as some 'zoners would say -- notwithstanding, Boone has an excellent chance to make the squad at swing tackle. He has the size, experience, and nasty disposition, seems to have acquired an excellent work ethic, and it just remains to be seen whether he can be coached up to be a starting caliber player.