I am still getting over last season. Knowing every week that I am going to be getting it in the rectum from Cory the Proctologist has caused me severe mental anguish. So, for this up coming draft I want to do something about trying to prevent my weekly procotological exam.
Ya ya I know what you're going to say. Kosier is healthy now and there is Holland behind him. Can you tell me who the back up center is??? Dr. Proctor, that's who! Can you tell me who is backing up Bigg? Ryan (who the heck is this) Gibbons. He didn't play a lick, so he can't be better than Dr. Proctor can he?
The O line, in my opinion, needs time working together to work well as a unit. Now, I will hope right along with the rest of you that no one on the O line will get hurt. After Plan A: hope, my Plan B: is draft an O lineman with some potential.
But we need a safety!!! I don't like any of them in the draft that much except for maybe Sean Smith CB/S who I am guessing will be gone by 51. I would much rather see Battle, Brown, Carter, Hamlin, Sensabaugh or even Watkins play Defense rather than seeing Dr. Proctor playing center.
Trade up you say. Let us ASSUME we can find a trade up partner. Like Oakland 40 (500pts), Buffalo 42 (480pts) or Miami at 44 (460pts). That would have an approximate value of our #51 (390pts) plus our first pick in the 4th round from Detroit (112pts) for the Oakland pick at #40. To me that is pretty expensive to get Sean Smith CB/S when I am going to want an OL, NT, ILB or 2, CB/S/RS, WR/RS (Return Specialist), maybe an OLB since Ellis is getting old. I don't want to use one of the 4th rounders to move up and 5th, 6th and 7th rounders don't have that much point value to get you anywhere. I know that the draft value chart may not be the greatest thing but when someone is on the phone and under a time limit that is what I believe they're going to use.
Back to Offensive linemen. I want a guy that can play more than one position and has some size. Enter Max Unger, Eric Wood.
Unger is 6'5" 309lbs. Overview
The Ducks couldn't have asked much more of Unger during his career. He started 51 consecutive games and earned all-conference honors in every season, including being named first-team All-Pac-10 the past two years. Even more impressive is that he earned those accolades at two positions: left tackle in 2005 and 2006 and center in 2007 and 2008. NFL scouts value that durability and versatility, as well as Unger's combination of size, toughness, solid technique and short-area quickness. Had an arm span of 32 1/2 inches and a hand span of 9 1/4 inches at the combine. From nfl.com combine info
Wood is 6'4" and 310 lbs. Overview
Recognized as a first-team All-Big East selection in 2008 and 2007, second team in 2006 and Freshman All-American in 2005 redshirt season, Wood started 49 games for the Cardinals and is the epitome of durability and consistency. While other centers have earned more media recognition, NFL scouts consider Wood one of the best interior linemen available and a potential first-day pick. Had an arm span of 33 3/4 inches and a hand span of 10 3/8 inches at the combine.
Since I live in SE Asia I have not seen these guys play (just read about them) so please feel free to comment on what you have seen from either of them. It is my feeling that one or both might be available at pick 51. One of them (Wood most likely) might slip to pick 69 but I just want to guarantee that Dr. Proctor has a good year playing on a different NFL team. From nfl.com combine info
Does any body agree?