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49ersfan_87
06-08-2007, 10:10 PM
What are peoples thoughts on him? Will he ever be a franchise LT, and which player does his playing style remind you of (if any)?

draftguru151
06-08-2007, 10:39 PM
Staley definitely has the ability to play LT. Extremely athletic and very quick feet. Good arm length and definitely has the ability to handle speed rushers. Needs to gain some weight and might struggle a bit with the drastic talent change, but I think Staley can be a very good LT for the 49ers.

kmartin575
06-08-2007, 11:20 PM
Hopefully he does better than Kwame Harris and Jonas Jennings have been. Jennings hasn't been horrible but he probably doesn't deserve the large contract he got.

sweetness34
06-08-2007, 11:26 PM
I was pretty pissed off when San Fran took him two slots ahead of us. I loved the Olsen pick, but I was still pissed at San Fran.

draftguru151
06-08-2007, 11:29 PM
0% chance he would have gotten past Baltimore so it wouldn't have mattered. :D

jbeans187
06-09-2007, 01:25 AM
I would have loved to see him in baltimore to take over for Ogden, he should be a franchise player for the niners and their rebuilding

Addict
06-09-2007, 06:30 AM
Staley definitely has the ability to play LT. Extremely athletic and very quick feet. Good arm length and definitely has the ability to handle speed rushers. Needs to gain some weight and might struggle a bit with the drastic talent change, but I think Staley can be a very good LT for the 49ers.

he's a former tight end right? That does work in his advantage. He needs to add some weight though.

TankGiant
06-09-2007, 08:38 AM
He is very quick and has good feet. He will be a very good left tackle for years. He just needs to work on his strength.

Ravens1991
06-09-2007, 09:23 AM
0% chance he would have gotten past Baltimore so it wouldn't have mattered. :D

I am not so sure, I remember Ozzie saying Grubbs was #1 on our board I think.

draftguru151
06-09-2007, 10:23 AM
I heard/read from a good amount of places that Staley was the guy they wanted.

Ravens1991
06-09-2007, 10:34 AM
I heard/read from a good amount of places that Staley was the guy they wanted.

yea I had a feeling we were gonna take Staley also, but when I got the Sunday paper and I am preety sure it said that Grubbs was #1 at the spot. Either way we were gonna take a o-line prospect whether it would be Grubbs or Staley.




This brings me to my next question, say being a LT doesnt work out do you think he could slide inside to guard?

PACKmanN
06-09-2007, 12:13 PM
He reminds me alot like that RT on the Rams and i think that he too light be play LT maybe RT.

Ho0k Em'
06-09-2007, 12:37 PM
yea I had a feeling we were gonna take Staley also, but when I got the Sunday paper and I am preety sure it said that Grubbs was #1 at the spot. Either way we were gonna take a o-line prospect whether it would be Grubbs or Staley.




This brings me to my next question, say being a LT doesnt work out do you think he could slide inside to guard?

Thats what teams always say.

Ravens1991
06-09-2007, 01:12 PM
but Ozzie said that our #1 4th round pick was off the board and Barnes was #2 player and McClain was our #4 player.

Paranoidmoonduck
06-09-2007, 01:54 PM
He's got amazingly quick feet and has the frame to hold plenty of weight. I personally think he has as much potential as any left tackle San Francisco was going to get a shot at drafting in the 17-32 range of any draft, so I actually like the deal they spun to steal him from Baltimore.

I'd like to see him use his hands a little better against bull rushers, but that is more than correctable.

adschofield
06-09-2007, 01:57 PM
He will be a good LT throughout his career, but not dominant.

HoopsDemon12
06-09-2007, 02:38 PM
i dont think he has the mean streak to dominate the LOS... but he is very athletic and amazingly quick for a man that size.. he will be a solid/very good players for 10+ plus years in the L