Sugashane Posted January 30 Share Posted January 30 13 minutes ago, dll2000 said: Not big on drafting guards versus drafting OTs and moving them to G, but O'Cyrus can play from clips I have seen. He may be an exception. I am high on Darnell Wright. I think everyone is. I see Schmitz come up a lot on my mock simulations and I take him often. Haven't actually watched him yet. C is a definite position of upgrade for us (newsflash). Rashee Rice is a guy whose highlights I really like. I have heard good things about Dell, but haven't watched him yet. I remember Bears fell in love with Michael Haynes at Senior Bowl and he didn't turn out very good. I remember a lot of standouts that didn't pan out. I think body of work in college (and coaches, player interviews and background which we don't get to see or hear) trump or should carry more weight than these post season sessions. But I get it. If I was a coach and I was working with a guy hands on in person, just like in camp, it is hard for your opinion not to be formed off that. You believe your own eyes over what someone else is telling you happened before. You always trust your own hands on opinion over others and if you have an eye you are right. I remember Bobby Knight coaching Michael Jordan in Olympics. After Olympics he went on David Letterman and other shows and was just like if you don't draft Jordan number 1 you need your head examined. He said he was talking to Portland GM. GM told him, look Bobby, we already have Drexler at SG, we need a center. Knight goes, "Fine. Play Jordan at center then. Just take him." I've been right there with you in wanting to take OTs and fill the OL with them. Occasional standouts though can still get my attention. I drafted Trey Smith before KC got him and still am happy about it. I'd be fine taking Torrence and Vorhees. IDK much about Schmitz since I don't tend to value Cs as highly as what he is seemingly rated. Have seen him bury some guys and he tends to get himself to the side of his DT he wants, but for as strong as he looks I want to see more driving and less walling off. Could be way off since I have only seen a little of him. If I am going to have one player on the OL that isn't a high-end athlete I want him at C though. Just has to be able to anchor and be mean in the run game so he may be perfect for what I want. Wright I would be happy to plug in anywhere. Love the Knight quote. The only Jordan related quote I can remember from Letterman was when he asked MJ about his parents' and siblings' heights. Mike went on about them being shorter then made a crack about the milk man being about 6'7". 😂 25 minutes ago, dll2000 said: I like Dawand Jones too. When an OT is that big and long with a minimum baseline of movement and athletic skills they are useful. Why I was higher on Orlando Brown coming out than almost everybody. If they are super long and have decent college tape with bend, take them. If you can't bullrush them and they are super long - you have to travel all the way around them. That is usually 2.5 seconds by itself. If they can't get a good hand on you. If they get a hand on you it is now around 3 seconds and 3 seconds is a really good block by today's standards. Only edges with freakish bend defeat that and they are few and far between. Plus conversely those big guys have the advantage on most of those bendy guys in run game. Yep, and if they move inside they generally have a significant reach advantage than their DT counterparts. Mix the length with plus athleticism and you're looking damn good for a IOL prospect. That being said things happen faster on the inside so there has to be a good punch and quickness too. But they are generally OTs because they are athletic enough to fight some of the best athletes on the opposing team anyway. Dawand Jones having ridiculous arm-length is another reason I like him as a prospect, Orlando Brown being my logic comp for him in my mock too. If his mobility is a concern he can lose a little weight and you can use the damn TE to chip the EDGE into him. Read that part again Getsy... 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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