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Which offensive lineman selected in the first round could be a bust?

Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by ATVZ400, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. ATVZ400

    ATVZ400 Senior Member

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    The experts certainly knew what they were talking about. As expected, there was a real premium in the first round this year on big, beefy offensive linemen, with no fewer than eight widebodies being selected — a new league record. But is it possible there might be a first-round bust in the mix? Four PFW editors pinpoint first-round O-line picks who they think could sink before they swim.

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/NFLDraft/Draft+Day/2008/experts3.htm
     
  2. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Duane Brown or Sam Baker.

    He might not be a bust but that was an EARLY selection for him (Duane Brown). I was surprised to see the Falcons move back into the first to select Baker.
     
  3. charlestonphan

    charlestonphan Junior Member

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    any or all of them...

    it all depends on how they respond to the pressure of being an NFL player, a first round pick, or having the freedom of adulthood coupled with alot of cash in their pockets.
     
  4. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    I think Brown was a severe reach by a panicked Texans team. They needed a guy to step in right away and lock down that spot, and while Brown has potential and is a good prospect, hes not so much a player.

    Sam Baker was an iffy move as well. His short arms have many thinking of Robert Gallery and questioning his ability to play LT (which is what Atl. drafted him to do). I think he can be a great guard, if he is that but not a LT will he be a bust?

    Albert is a boom/bust guy as well. Hes got the size and the raw tools, but can he put it together?

    The Panthers have 2 good RTs on their team, and many say thats what Otah will project best too. Good move? The Bears also have a question with Williams, who is lacking ideal run blocking skills. With the bears drafting a RB in round 2 and apparently satisfied with having a pile of **** at QB and no WRs to speak of, you wonder why they went after the pass blocking Williams over the run blocking Otah.

    The only solid picks were Long (and cut the "not a LT" crap, he is, period), and Clady who will protect the blindside of Cutler well.
     

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