Drafting Offensive Linemen

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Architect, Apr 30, 2006.

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  1. Architect

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    What happened to us picking up some quality offensive linemen? We got some great picks (young) some ever greater steals (white and jessie) but we didnt address our need at all on the OL!:grrr:
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  2. TitanJeff

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    Who do you want to cut on the roster we have now?
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  3. Bobo

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    IIRC, they usually keep 9 o-linemen. May be a little high, so the current 8 may do. But I wanted to see upgrades, especially at OG. And it seemed likely we could have drafted a better RT prospect.

    I don't expect Pillar and Olsen to be around much longer, and they usually don't start o-lineman the 1st year. I thought they spend at least one pick on a guy to develop for one of those spots or RT.

    I'm iffy about Bell. He's got quick feet, but gets knocked back too much to me. It looked like Stewart could get beat a lot by a quick pass rusher. Loper they talked about as just being a backup for both OT spots.

    Lots of questions, and I just hope our guys think they have solid answers.
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  4. TitanJeff

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    They'll have a number of UFAs come to town.
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  5. Vigsted

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    Well, we released Hopkins, so that's one free spot. And I doubt Bell, Loper and Stewart are all better than say Winston Justice or Marcus McNeil. Even some of the guards in the latter rounds would have been great to replace Benji and Zach in a year or 2.
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  6. 1 year experienced O-Line is better than a rookie O-Line we've just drafted
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  7. Vigsted

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    So that means +1 year experienced CB's are better than rookie CB's we just drafted... or maybe not :))
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  8. TitanJeff

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    The thing we need to remember is that the Titans will be able to use the waiver wire and possibly the June 1 cuts to fill some holes.
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  9. thnom

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    Marcus McNeill was STRICTLY a RT with some big injury worries. In round 2 I think thats a reach, personally.
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  10. Soxcat

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    Considering we took White in the 2nd round I have no complaints that we didn't take an OL there. After the 3rd round maybe there were not any OL that were upgrades from what we already had? The 3rd round was a good value round for OL but we didn't have a pick.
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