Just came home from a car ride and was listening to NFL Radio on Sirius XM, hosted by two guys from PFF...they had Joshua Jones ranked higher than Becton as their #4 OT behind Andrew Thomas, Wirfs & Wills in that order...Becton's almost certainly a RT-Only, so how high should a team wait to draft him? Keep in mind that Jawaan Taylor, one of the very best OTs - and OLmen in general - from last year's draft lasted until the 2nd round because of among other things his perceived lack of RT-LT versatility...I've started to dig into the offensive tackle class. I agree with what others have said that this is a really strong group. I assume Wirfs, Wills, Thomas and Becton will be out of our range but I like Jones and Wilson a lot at the bottom of the 1st/top of the second.
Josh Jones is really talented and I don't think the gap is that big between him and the top 4. He's just well rounded in pass and run. Could see him being our pick at 23 if we are forced to stick there. That could allow us to possibly trade Thuney for a 2nd and move Wynn inside to guard.
Wilson from Georgia is an absolute beast in the run game, really drives guys off the ball. He's also really young (and a little raw), certainly has huge room for development which is exciting. Not sure if he can play left tackle but I could certainly see him taking over from Cannon after this year. It might even allow us to trade Cannon for a draft pick now.
Biadasz—not Badazz, as I’ve been writing— is an impact player and a natural fit for the Patriots.
Tip o' the scally to those who had suggested - on the very day it happened - that Bill should've simply kept his 1st-rounder in 2017 and drafted Nate (last year of his contract) Solder's replacement - exactly as Solder was drafted in 2011 to be Matt Light's replacement, and Joel Bitonio should've been in 2014 to be Mankin$' replacement - in Ramczyk, and not traded for one season of the Lost Little Cookie, which also included a vig of both a 3rd-round & a 4th-round pick......In 2017, Alabama’s Cam Robinson led with 59 points followed by Utah’s Garett Bolles with 57 and Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk with 53. In 2009, Baylor’s Jason Smith led with 74 points followed by Alabama’s Andre Smith with 70 and Virginia’s Eugene Monroe with 64.
Ramczyk, the No. 32 pick, made first-team All-Pro this season for New Orleans whereas Bolles (No. 20, Denver) and Robinson (No. 34, Jacksonville) remain below-average starters...
Now there's a scout that I'm positive doesn't work for us...GUARDS
4. JONAH JACKSON, Ohio State (6-3 ½, 306, 5.26, 3): ...Started 16 games for the Scarlet Knights, mostly at RG but also three times at center, before moving to LG in Columbus. “I hate Rutgers players, but that Jackson kid, he’ll play 10 years,” said another scout...
Surprised at the little amount of love that Tyler Biadasz was shown here...they must feel that his shoulder might still not be ready...CENTERS
OTHERS, in order: Keith Ismael, San Diego State; Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin; Darryl Williams, Mississippi State; Trystan Colon-Castillo, Missouri; Cohl Cabral, Arizona State; Justin Herron, Wake Forest; Jake Hanson, Oregon.
One thing to remember concerning "scouts".Um...Will Beatty? Didn't take me long - as in, at all - Mr Scout (hope he doesn't work for us).
Again I'm very happy. I might go A but let's call it a B/B+.I'll use this thread to talk about & breakdown the offensive tackle position. Could be a great class. How about the size! Ive seen Wirfs atop almost everyones board. Really like the player but I think its a deep class w other top tier talent that could easily push him out the top spot.
*Played multiple spots on OL
Andrew Thomas - Georgia - 6'5/320
Walker Little**(helped off today, lower body) - Stanford - 6'7/315
Calvin Throckmorton*(RT/RG) - Oregon - 6'5/320
Trey Smith**(blood clots in lungs I believe) - Tennessee - 6'6/320
Lucas Niang - TCU - 6'7/330
Tristan Wirfs - Iowa - 6’5/320
Yasir Durant - Missouri - 6’7/330
Trey Adams - Washington - 6'8/320
Alex Leatherwood - Alabama - 6’6/305
Julian Good-Jones*(LT/C) Iowa St - 6'5/300
Alaric Jackson - Iowa - 6’7/320
Terence Steele - Texas Tech - 6’6/320
Ezra Cleveland - Boise St - 6’6/310
Cole Van Lanen - Wisconsin - 6'5/310
Prince Tega -Wanogho - Auburn - 6’7/305
Victor Johnson - App St - 6’5/295
Scott Frantz - Kansas St - 6’5/295
Abraham Lucas - Washington St - 6’7/320
Colten McKivitz - West Virginia - 6’7/300
Landon Young - Kentucky - 6’7/305
Kamaal Seymour - Rutgers - 6'6/310
Matt Womack - Alabama - 6’7/325
Darrin Paulo - Utah - 6’5/315
Mekhi Becton - Louisville - 6’7/355
Netane Muti - Fresno St- 6’3/310
Jedrick Wills - Alabama - 6’5/310