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Vikings select...Colby Gossett, G, Appalachian St.

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1 hour ago, Krauser said:

Nothing unreasonably optimistic about Remmers being both the best RG and RT on the team. If anything it’s a criticism of how bad the other options at RG seem to be.

If you think Hill is terrible, not sure why you think O’Neill has no chance to beat him out. 

Collins played guard in preseason last year. That’s probably his position going forward: he’s not as long as they like their tackles to be. He took a few snaps as the 6th OL in run formations last year but that doesn’t mean he’s about to win the job as the backup swing tackle. 

Optimism wth regard to O'Neill, not Remmers. RT is a more important position than RG, so if Remmers is the best RT on the team, then he'll be starting at RT, not RG. At that point, who else is better at the position is only a matter of who'll be the first backup.

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58 minutes ago, Colorado Vike said:

Optimism wth regard to O'Neill, not Remmers. RT is a more important position than RG, so if Remmers is the best RT on the team, then he'll be starting at RT, not RG. At that point, who else is better at the position is only a matter of who'll be the first backup.

It shouldn't be about who is the best at a particular position.  It should be about putting players into the positions that will give the team the best offensive line.  If the most effective RG/RT combination has Remmers at guard then he plays guard.  If it is at RT, he plays RT.

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if Oneill is a better RT (than Hill) & in general better then Collins (@ RG), i don't see why it wouldnt be Remmers-O'Neill.

defenses are talented to go after weak points in offensive lines..... having a higher floor at each position is better then creating high ceiling / lower floors combinations

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21 hours ago, Colorado Vike said:

Optimism wth regard to O'Neill, not Remmers. RT is a more important position than RG, so if Remmers is the best RT on the team, then he'll be starting at RT, not RG. At that point, who else is better at the position is only a matter of who'll be the first backup.

Wouldn’t say RT is more important than RG at all; RG is often left one on one with the best interior pass rusher. 

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here's what PFF says about Colby (starts at 6:27):

i think steve really likes him, he listed him as one of the late-round players in this past draft that could make an impact day one.

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One of the PFF guys on the Purple Podcast (Eric Eager?) suggested there was a scheme change at App State in 2017 which hurt Gossett's numbers. He scored especially well on zone blocking run plays, and continued to do so in 2017, but they didn't run as many of those plays so his overall grade suffered. His best 2 years in their grading scheme (2015-2016) were rated as high or higher than a number of the IOL who went much earlier (Corbett, Daniels, Price, Braden Smith).

I watched a couple of Gossett's tape cut-ups followed by a couple of Isidora's from last year, and Gossett looks quite a bit better. 

If they end up with a RG-RT pairing of Gossett-O'Neill in a year or so, Dalvin Cook should have a lot to work with running outside zone to that side. 

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