State of the O-line

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  1. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Yeah really wish just a link was posted so could close it at choice
     
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    Saw this on chron.com today: https://www.chron.com/sports/texans...-Kaleb-McGary-visiting-Texans-on-13765508.php

    McGary is projected to go late in the 1st or early in the 2nd round so he's probably there at #23 but won't be there at #54. I can see the Texans maybe trying to trade back a few spots or early in the 2nd to get McGary and pick up an extra pick. But, since there's not that many really good OT's in this draft, they may have to take him at #23. He's rated the 4th best OT just behind Dillard (If you go by Draft Scout's ranking) and judging by the article, there's a lot of teams looking at him. He's no Joe Thomas but he looks like he could be a good solid RT if Dillard, Taylor, and Williams are gone by #23 as expected. It could come down to Risner and McGary at #23.
     
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    So... If you had to choose between a talented right tackle that is expected to go late first, early 2nd, or an equally talented, but recently injured left tackle late 2nd or 3rd round, which would you prefer?
     
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    LZ thinks he may have to move to G because of lateral quickness issues. Link. Had a heart arrhythmia.
     
  5. Texansphan

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    In recent years we have seen teams more prepared to "reach".
    My question is who will care if that player turns into a decent starter?
    The egg will be on the faces of the assessors but how often do we see that?
     
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    Duane Brown was considered a "reach". He turned out ok.
     
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    If that's the best available at 23 I hope the Texans trade up to get a LT prospect, & not drafting this guy & trying to make him a LT
     
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    By some drafniks. Then it turned out San Diego would have taken him with the next pick. Also turned out he, Clady & Long were the only successful OTs much less LTs out of 7 taken in the 1st & he is the only one still in the league. So I'm going with the draftniks were wrong and Gibbs/Texans right.
     
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    I agree .... I think we should, if we can, find a way to trade up for Dillard or Williams. However, if we do get McGary, whom I like, for right tackle, despite the fact that he really is built like a T-Rex, I seriously doubt that our current decision makers would ever have the courage to move him to guard. BTW, McGary has 32 1/2 inch arms, but Eric Winston had 32 1/4 arms, so ....
     


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    Overall I agree. But I am not & never have been a fan of Eric Winston. Maybe the best pure run blocker we've had... maybe. But worthless, imo, as a pass protector. I felt Newton was an upgrade.
     
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    Gotta trust HOF'er Alex Gibbs. Much more tan I ever will Devlin.

    Give me Clady out of this yrs draft and I'm happy.
     
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    When perfectly healthy which was almost never, maybe. He played in 1 game last year. Winston played for 6 more seasons, 2 as starter (40 total starts) after the Texans.
     
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    I think I remember you saying this before. As much as I enjoyed watching that line rumble to the right, opening creases for a galloping Foster, I can't envision a single pass blocking play on the right side .... maybe not memorable ? I absolutely do remember Newton however sprinting into the secondary and delivering an absolute pancake .... what a talent .... what a shame !
     
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    NO, No, No .... not Newton .... Charles Spencer !!
     
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    I read somewhere yesterday where one assessor watched tape on all the top OL and he said McGary was the best run blocker in this class. Said he is an absolute bull.
    Only thing that takes his stock down a bit is his pass pro but these guys can learn to improve that part of their game.
    So for me, it's all about performance on the field. I'm sure if his heart murmur was a problem, his doctors would advise him to give up football.
     
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    Those 32" arms are a total no go.
     
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    From Jan 24, 2019 post in the College Draft section ("Olinemen in the 2019 Draft")
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    My brother was diagnosed when I was a kid (back in the 60's) with atrial fibralation by his football physical. He later died at the age of 20 while serving in the Air Force due to a drunk driver
     
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    Sad to hear
     

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