Originally Posted by threetoedpete
Draft nick 101.
I like Oher....alot. What I've seen...he needs to start on the right or insde and be worked into the line up. And your statement I highlighted in red is flat out wrong. There is no way anyone is going to stick Oher on the left side opening day with out some grooming first.
He just doesn't have the feet yet. What you are buying is his up side...which is very, very high.
Here's some ammo to support your pick......
However.....we got egos involved here....Gibbs hand picked Brown. After a rough few starts...he settled down and played well. Including dominating on rushing downs. Also, the problem with the o-line isn't tallent. It's consistancy. They had several games where they could of pushed thier boots on someones neck and broke them. Where the breaks came was in their mental part of the game. Game after game they made mental mstakes and failed to cover for the porus defense. What it tells me is they are still young. Still five fingers looking to make a nasty fist and deliver a blow. I don't like it either....but we're just going to have to be patient and trust our Mushroom King. They willl not tear up the o-line this season.
I would love it if we take Oher at 15. There is just so much value in that pick and instantly improves 4 positions on the OL. I wouldn't care where we decide to put him but he'd be a day1 starter somewhere. I agree, he'd be most effective on the right side or inside at first. However, if Duane Brown could be our Day 1 starter at LT, there is no reason why Oher wouldn't be able to fill those same shoes.
Oher would be my favorite pick at 15, hands down.