Is Anthony Davis Going to Play RT or LT as a Rookie?
We all assume that Anthony Davis is going to get plugged in at RT as a rookie, but is that necesarily the case?
If he's eventually destined for the left side, why not start him there as a rookie?
tackles picked as high as Davis usually go straight to LT. Of the 12 offensive tackles taken in the top 15 since 2004, only 4 played on the right side -- the rest played on the left side. One of those is Levi Brown, probably the highest-picked tackle that was projected to only play on the right side (Andre Smith may be in that category as well).
Of note, the Packers are going to put Bulaga at LT as a rookie, even though he may not start. According to Packers Head Coach McCarthy:
"Bryan will line up at left tackle. He'll line up right there behind Chad Clifton with Allen Barbre and he will take those reps. It's very important for him to train and be a left tackle."
My point is that if you plan on playing a high-picked OT at left tackle eventually, you're probably better off sticking him at LT from day one. No sense in retarding his development by making him play as a road-grader for a year or two.