LT a major concern...Again.

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  1. phinking

    phinking A True Fan

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    Okay, we're not getting Joe Thomas. Levi Brown is not worth the No. 9 pick.
    There are no Free Agents we can sign now. Alabi can't cut it at LT. It looks like another season without a good Left Tackle and I am very concerned. Can anyone guess what this team is going to do at LT? because I'm clueless at this point. I hate to say it but we should have kept McIntosh until we were able to land a blue chip Tackle.
     
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    We don't know that. He didn't even play a snap as a starter yet.
     
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    If Joe Staley from Central Michigan is still there in the second round expect Miami to draft him he has great hands, great footwork, very good size and used to be tight end. If Miami is able to land him he can come in and start in his first year.
     
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    I am concerned as well. I thought Luke Petigout might be an option but we didnt even bring him in. I just have to believe that Houck and Cameron know what they are doing and have some plan. I have no idea about Alaibi but if Houck likes him then I could live with that.:dolphins:
     
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    Obviously we're not getting Thomas. But what would make Brown a reach at #9?? He's certainly one the highest ranked OT's coming out this year....

    I agree, and there really weren't any worth signing this off-season anyway...

    We have yet to really get a solid indication of what Alibi is / isn't capable of as a starting LT. Nobody really knows if he's made any progress?? It's too soon to count him out though in my opinion....

    Who knows right now?? Someone we draft could be starting at LT for all we know....

    I somewhat agree, but considering we didn't show much interest in keeping him, I have to believe that Houck has something already in mind. I trust the coaches to take care of the LT position, but at the same time it is alittle unsettling....

    PHINZ RULE!!!!
     
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    Why is Levi Brown not a good option at #9...?
     
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    Watch for Toledo to secure a spot somewhere on the line....IMO
     
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    I think that Alabi will probably get the first shot unless we are able to land Joe Staley in the 2nd round. I'm not sure how probable that is, if we get him great, if not...I expect Alabi to get the first shot, then Carey if need be. I still think we're due for a year of average play as we'll have better odds of drafting a franchise LT next year (Richardson, Baker, possibly Gaither coming out, and maybe Jake Long if he can play LT in the NFL - IMO I think he'll end up a RT), but that's just my opinion.
     
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    From what ive read Staleys draft value went way uppppp after his pro day
     
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    Would he be considered a reach at #9???....

    What is a "reach" really?? As long as you fill a hole with a solid player, I don't see the reason why these players get labled as a "reach"....

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    I'd like to see us trade down about 10 spots and pick up another 2nd rounder. Then we can draft Staley at #16. In the 2nd round we can get a corner, a wide receiver and Drew Stanton, the QB to groom.
     
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    I'd be happy with that, from what i've read Stanton is a sleeper:dolphins:
     
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    Joe Toledo will start
     
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    CitizenSnips Ready for Henne.

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    Hes a Gaurd.

    As for the poster before who said we should take Joe Staley in the 2nd. Joe Staley would be a great pick, however, the knock on him is that hes probably gonna need atleast one year to bulk up. He's still making the transition physically from TE to LT.

    All that said, his footwork is great, his power is awesome, his size is perfect. Its gonna take a little time but he'll become a franchise LT IMO.
     
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    Ive seen Staley projected as high as # 20 in some mock drafts i agree he could be realll good :cooldude:
     
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    does injured reserve have a depth chart
     
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    Lol yeah you and everyone else and their moms. I think the entire league wants to take Stanton in the second, or at least this entire site :lol:

    Levi Brown is the second best ready to start T in the draft, but there are concerns he may be better as a RT than LT in the league, and just that he wont be a franchise type guy that you need to take in a top 10 slot. Thats why hes not worth the reach, even if hes a need.
    And then there is some fantastic OL depth here. Maybe not chock full of ready made superstars, but definately some MAJOR potential in guys like Staley, Sears, Ugoh, Blalock, Kalil etc etc.

    With Houck as our OL coach im happy whatever direction we go, I think HH is gonna do a fine job whatever cards hes dealt.
     
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    read ggod things on staley and kalil both have first round potential love to snag both of em if possible
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Joe Toledo will start

    Absolutely Toledo will start... when healthy! However, he's the Eddie Moore (remember injured Ed?) of offensive lineman. I have to say when you see big Joe movin' around on crutches, you have to be impressed with his size.
     
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    Looking over the depth chart, I would say that Shelton will slide back to RG, Jacox will be at LG, Toledo and Stevenson will be the backup Guards. Alibi will be the starting LT unless we draft someone that can supplant him. I believe the plan at that point will be to draft a couple more tackles. If we could get Staley that would be fantastic. If not, I like Barbre and Hall in the later rounds. Both are off the radar and somewhat unknown, but both are fast and very athletic and have a great shot at unseating Alibi IMO. At the very least would give us the depth. See my mock in my sig. :evil:
     
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    No we shouldnt have kept DMac. He isnt any better than Shelton, so we cut ties. The thought is that MIA will move Shelton, who is better than DMac, to LT if Alabi isn't the future.

    I've read that MIA sees Alabi as a RT. So if this is so, he will only be Carey's backup. That's his future.

    So what it looks like is that MIA will move Shelton to LT and draft a young guy to groom.

    They like Staley better than Brown. So kiss Brown good bye.

    I see MIA drafting a LT prospect to develop behind Shelton. Alabi is just Carey's backup.

    I think MIA will draft a LT in the 2nd or 3rd round. Maybe even in the 4th.

    But look for either Shelton at LT.... Or, if Alabi is ready to start at RT, Carey at LT. In this scenario, Shelton would remain at RG.
     

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