Originally Posted by patchick
This all sounds mighty sensible to me. So how about Rob Sims at 3b? Experienced, technically sound, good mobility, and one of the most versatile linemen in the draft. A potential starter at RG or RT, and a backup for almost any position on the line.
I liked Rob Sims in the Shrine Game, but have read items since that indicate he may need Dante's foot in his butt on occasion. I agree that GBN's 3rd round is off target, your options make much better sense.
Patpatriot/BBf: Spencer was a LT at Pittsburgh, moved out from LG his junior year where he impressed everybody with his play. He demonstrated excellent mobility in the Senior Bowl - Norm Chow had him pulling multiple times - he also showed impressive athleticism at the Combine where he weighed in over 350, he is now down to 342 as of his Pro-Day. He may not have the experience you like, but he has the nasty streak I like and he is the most athletic of the G/T candidates barring LTs Colledge, Winston, and Whimper. He has the ability to play all four G/T slots, but I see him at RG with Kaczur or Light at RT; I just want him down to 325 to improve his endurance and mobility.
Sims or Boothe would both be good candidates for the 3-4 round, both were tackles in college who are projected to G. Boothe may come from the smaller school, but he is very technically sound despite playing against smaller competition, he looked good in the Shrine game and might be the better choice for his attitude.
I'm not keen at all on Gorin as a swing tackle, he just isn't quick enough for the left side. We currently have 4 LTs on roster, Light, Kaczur, Mankins, and Britt - Gorin would be fine as a G or RT if we take another LT. For example:
Darryn Colledge or Eric Winston could move into RT right away, pushing Gorin or Kaczur inside, preferably Gorin so Kaczur can be the swing tackle/FB/blocking TE. They could also be the swing tackles with Kaczur at RT.
Guy Whimper would have to be the swing tackle initially with Kaczur at RT and Gorin inside.
Charles Spencer, Kevin Boothe, or Rob Sims would move inside to RG with Kaczur at RT, Gorin would be a G/RT sub, with Kac or Mankins sliding to the left side if needed.