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  1. PonyExpress

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    I didn't see him play once this season. Anyone have any thoughts on how he played, what his best NFL position will be, etc?
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    Re: Michael Oher

    I was just about to post something in here on the kid. Here are some links to information about him, so posters can make up their mind whether he'd be a worthy prospect for NE:

    Michael Lewis book, The Blind Side

    NY Times article (registration needed)

    Youtube link #1

    Youtube link #2

    (All links stolen from various posters at KFFL, where I still have no posting rights after a year.)
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    I got to watch him a couple of times this past season. He can play OT or OG. He has had a hard life to say the least.
    At the NFL level I can not see him being a monster road grader.
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    Re: Michael Oher

    hes very athletic...quick feet long arms. i think he can be a pro LT
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    Re: Michael Oher

    I read the book, my all accounts he is a freak of nature but very raw. I am not in favor of spending $6-8M per year on a project.
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    Re: Michael Oher

    I now see he's coming out, I had heard he was leaning the other way. Anyway, I don't see us taking him at #7 but he's a very interesting guy for sure. Most think he has more LT upside than Long and also learns well, just differently. He interests me but probably only if we trade down.
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    Re: Michael Oher

    I dunno if anyone has read Michael Lewis' book The Blind Side but its basically a book about the evolution of the left tackle and the story of Michael Oher's life - in it Lewis talks a lot about how Oher is a prototypical left tackle physically, but mentally he has a serious issue grasping concepts unless it is broken down to him in a certain way (not saying he isn't intelligent, he's just had a really hard life and it looks like theres a little cognitive disconnect in how he processes info) Given those circumstances, I really doubt that BB/Pioli take a shot at the guy, especially in the first two rounds.
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    Re: Michael Oher

    He's going back to school after previously declaring. Saw it on the ESPN bottom line.
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    Micheal Oher?

    The outstanding tackle from Ole Miss is coming out or the draft. How would you fell about taking him with pick 64 if he's there?
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    Re: Micheal Oher?

    He's not coming out. He changed his mind.
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