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Old 06-15-2014   #101
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Was he there during ota's? I know he was there at some point.

I don't understand why they'd put him there if they intended to play x at lg and brooks at right...

I thought brooks was at lg sometime before the draft. I never saw anything else about where they were lining up.

If he was at lg after x was drafted, then I think they are at least considering him for lg. Oline is a position group where you king of want to get your starters locked in. Don't wanna be moving guys all over. Unit continuity with the OL is probably more important than any other position group.
I saw Brooks play RG in college a bunch.
I'm pretty sure he played some LG in his Jr year.
(And I think I read somewhere that he also played OT).
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Was he there during ota's? I know he was there at some point.

I don't understand why they'd put him there if they intended to play x at lg and brooks at right...

I thought brooks was at lg sometime before the draft. I never saw anything else about where they were lining up.

If he was at lg after x was drafted, then I think they are at least considering him for lg. Oline is a position group where you king of want to get your starters locked in. Don't wanna be moving guys all over. Unit continuity with the OL is probably more important than any other position group.
They're allowed to participate in ROOKIE camp. Pretty sure that's when we saw him. Then back to graduate. He should be back for mandatory but has fallen way behind so will stick to guard and not guard & tackle like O'Brien wanted to do. Don't have a link but IIRC that was an exchange between John Harris an Marc Vand'mr on "Inside The Huddle" a few weeks back.
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I saw Brooks play RG in college a bunch.
I'm pretty sure he played some LG in his Jr year.
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Redshirted in 2007. Was Miami’s Freshman of the Year in ’08 after starting all 12 games at left guard and grading out at 81 percent with 70 knockdowns. Moved to left tackle in ’09 and started all 12 games. Played in nine games in ’10, making two starts at left tackle and the final five games at left guard. Saw action in only two of the first seven games because of a pulled hamstring. Sat out ’11 spring drills with an injury but made all 12 starts at right guard in the fall.
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To encourage more prospects to finish their spring classes, the NFL doesn't allow a rookie to participate in team activities -- except for a team's three-day rookie minicamp -- until his spring semester's classes and final exams are completed.

The NFL rule applies whether the draft pick was enrolled for spring classes or not, so there's no incentive for draft hopefuls to drop out of classes.
X was at rookie minicamp, but missed 10 days of OTAs.

I'm not sure that missed time disqualifies him from taking some reps at RT -- he excelled as a T at UCLA, setting record for most starts on offense by a true freshman... 2012: started 14 games at LG but played some LT... 2013: started 7 games at LG and 7 games at LT winning Morris Award for best lineman in PAC12 and was UCLA's offensive MVP.

I think he has the classic OG body, but wouldn't be surprised to see him get reps at RT and even at C. He's a mature, serious young man.
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They're allowed to participate in ROOKIE camp. Pretty sure that's when we saw him. Then back to graduate. He should be back for mandatory but has fallen way behind so will stick to guard and not guard & tackle like O'Brien wanted to do. Don't have a link but IIRC that was an exchange between John Harris an Marc Vand'mr on "Inside The Huddle" a few weeks back.
My bad I wasn't clear. The "him" I was talking about was brooks and the "there" was the lg spot.

I can't remember where that info came from and I'm too lazy to look. Can't remember if it was a photo, a tweet or from the team themselves...or maybe my mind made it up.

But I could've sworn brooks was repping at lg before the draft....and since then I hadn't seen anything with regards to where guys were lining up.
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Su'A Filo should be at camp this week, he should already be in town. UCLA graduates on the quarters system, their graduation was this past Friday. Xavier apparently had an iPad with him since the rookie mini camp. He was able to attend one rookie mini-camp but that is it. That's why he hasn't signed his contract and wasn't at OTA's.

Luck went through the same thing coming out of Stanford a few years ago.
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