Originally posted by nickbradley:
What are everyone's thoughts on this idea? Davis was a Guard in High School and clearly doesn't have the footwork to keep up with quality pass-rushers on the right side. But he would make a helluva right guard and we would sign one of the available right tackles still on the market, draft a tackle, or (shoot) even start Boone.
What makes you think he does not have the footwork to be a tackle?
One of his strengths coming out of college was his footwork.
Davis' problem his rookie year was a lack of strength. He got bull-rushed by guys stronger them himself. Last off-season he increased his strength on his own and did much better against power rusher. His early season last year was a learning time but he improved markedly as the year went on. I see no reason to move him unless some great value dropped to the 49ers in the draft and I do not see a scenario where that will happen.
As it stands, it seems quite clear that the the RG job is Kilgore's to lose unless someone like Konz drops to them at 30. In that case, Konz or Kilgore the winner of the competition would be the starting guard and the loser would backup Goodwin or hopefully beat him out for the starting job.
I agree that interior OL play needs to get better but I don't see moving AD as the best way to to that, as of now.