Originally Posted by Finsfan79
I would love that draft if that was our first 4 picks. Specially if Phillips doesnt drop to us in the 2nd. I am a fan of alberts.
I want a dominating offensive line that will scare folks to play against us because will beat them into submission. We havent had that in a long time. We need a bob kuechenberg type of player (whom btw was there for all of our superbowls).
This game is won in the trenches defensive or offensive. Since Webb we have not had a star offensive lineman upon this team and since Dwight we havent had a HoF type lineman.
We have a ton of money invested into a back that has been running behind a broken patchworked online for the past few years. Because of that he has been getting beaten up himself. Now it is time to build a line to protect him, protect a QB (whom I think we will get in the top 5 next year, hopefully not a certain gator) and build a crushing ball control offense with the ability to explode as well when needed.
Now I understand the like for Chris long but still personally feel he is far too hyped and people are drawing too many lines for him to be the pick. I feel we are adding to what is still for a few more years a position of strength and can be addressed easier in what is a pretty deep draft there just like OT. Now if I can have a 3-4 DE or a LT for the next decade even if both are pro bowlers, I will take the Left tackle.
That all said I would not mind gholston and even though I think he is getting hyped alot because of ware (whom was ab etter prospect and went lower) and they are looking and reaching or something to fit in this draft, he is a heck of a ball player and will be interesting to watch if he goes to the right situation.
I understand the Ryan talk too but personally I do not feel he is the right guy for the right time. If we dont draft a QB at all or till the 6-7 I will not mind it at all for this year. Even though Ryan I think is a nice prospect and could be a pretty good QB in the NFL
You make a good point about the OL. To me, this is about getting the best player. The team is full of holes....OT definitely fills perhaps a greater need than OLB right now, but I think it is about taking the best player. That might be J. Long. Although I happen to think it is Gholston. While Long is a very good prospect, I don't think he is a can't miss guy (Boselli, Ogden, Pace) who cannot be passed over. I will be happy with either guy, but I am rooting for Gholston, who I think can be a dominant OLB. I would take Jake over Chris as far as the Longs go..........