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    Right Tackle in the 2010 Draft

    Okay, assuming if we are leaning towards upgrading the RT spot via the draft, who do you guys want to pick?

    My list goes as this: (From most wanted to least wanted with their projected round)

    Formerly, my favorite RT in this year's draft was Gabe Carimi out of Wisconsin, but since he did not declare for the draft, my favorite is the mastadon Veldheer.



    Jared Veldheer [6'9, 325lbs.] Hillsdale (Projected Round: 3-4)

    Analysis:
    A mammoth of a tackle. His 6'9 build is similar to the great Johnathan Ogden. Reportedly has very good athleticism and speed for a player his size. Solid in run blocking, but needs to get more aggressive. Is athletic while pass protecting. Good punch off the line of scrimmage. Former basketball player which translates into quick feet.

    Kyle Calloway [6'7, 318lbs.] Iowa (Projected Round: 2-4)

    Analysis:
    Technically sound in his blocking motions. Is a versatile lineman. Is solid in both pass and run protection. Good length for a pro tackle. Was issued a DUI last September. Comes from a program (Iowa) known to produce solid linemen. Him and teammate Bryan Bulaga helped Iowa dominate in the trenches.
    Jason Fox [6'7, 310lbs.] Miami (Projected Round: 3-5)

    Analysis:
    Knee injury and diagnosed with irregular heartbeat. Very athletic, 4 year starter. Did got give up a sack his freshman year. Has very good wingspan, and has a lot of room to bulk up and add muscle. Has a lot of experience due to 4 years of starting, and has good potential to get even better. Shows good technique while blocking. Can handle speed rushers due to his great footwork, and shows a nasty streak. Is not the most powerful guy in the draft though.

    Sam Young [6'8, 305lbs.] Notre Dame (Projected Round: 3-6)

    Analysis:
    Has a lot of experience under his belt as a 4 year starter. His good technique and mammoth size and strength conceals his lack of agility and athleticism. Is a good drive blocker in the run game, but lacks consistency in the passing game. A hard worker, he has dominant lower body strength to negate bull rushers, but must work on upper body strength. Was projected as a second round pick in the 2009 draft, but his senior season exposed some weaknesses. He then redeemed himself a little bit by looking good in the Senior Bowl. Also, he has played in a pro system his whole career, which makes the transition to the NFL easier than other prospects. Has all the tools to be a dominant NFL lineman. Was a top recruit in the 2006 high school class.

    Trent Williams [6'6, 315lbs.] Oklahoma (Projected Round: 1-2)

    Analysis:
    Does not have the skillset or athleticism to be a NFL left tackle. Mirrors well in pass protection, with good punch, and has consistent footwork. Has long arms and a solid build with good bulk. Has light feet and shows good awareness. Lacks aggressiveness in run blocking, and is not really a mauler. Sometimes has lapses of concentration.

    Ciron Black [6'5, 335lbs.] LSU (Projected Round: 4-5)


    Analysis:
    Has lots of experience due to being a 4 year starter. Is a nasty mauler in run blocking, and has the strength to drive opponents off the line of scrimmage and get to the second level quickly. However, he lacks consistency in pass protection, and thus projects only as a right tackle or guard. Excels in the classroom. Shows good technique while run blocking.

    Adam Ulatoski [6'8, 310lbs.] Texas (Projected Round: 5-6)


    Analysis:
    Shows good intelligence and awareness on the field. Run blocking and pass protection is decent. Needs to improve footwork and strength. Was the staple of the Longhorn's offensive line. Stands at an imposing 6'8.
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    Re: Right Tackle in the 2010 Draft

    I'd throw Vladimir Ducasse into the mix as well. If he's athletic enough to handle speed off the edge, he'd be a force in the run game. At 6'5" and 330 lbs., he has the size and strength.

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    Re: Right Tackle in the 2010 Draft

    Pretty sure we'll have to take a RT in the draft this year. Either we keep Barron and make him a short term starter on the right and let a rookie work his way in, or we cut Barron and some kid has to come in and play. I think Chris Scott could be decent option late in the draft as well. Out of Tennessee I believe.

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    Re: Right Tackle in the 2010 Draft

    wouldn';t we rather a Right Guard ?

    I hope we could get one or both in free agency ? ?

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    Re: Right Tackle in the 2010 Draft

    Bryan Bulaga is the best RT in this draft; sadly, he'll be gone by the time we get to open round two.

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    Re: Right Tackle in the 2010 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by richtree View Post
    wouldn';t we rather a Right Guard ?

    I hope we could get one or both in free agency ? ?
    I would rather we get right tackle.

    Right now, I'm more satisfied with John Greco filling in at RG than at RT. He's pretty decent at RG.

    RT is the more important position that needs a fresh body upgrade.

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    Re: Right Tackle in the 2010 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by RockinRam View Post
    Okay, assuming if we are leaning towards upgrading the RT spot via the draft, who do you guys want to pick?

    My list goes as this: (From most wanted to least wanted with their projected round)

    Formerly, my favorite RT in this year's draft was Gabe Carimi out of Wisconsin, but since he did not declare for the draft, my favorite is the mastadon Veldheer.



    Jared Veldheer [6'9, 325lbs.] Hillsdale (Projected Round: 3-4)

    Analysis: A mammoth of a tackle. His 6'9 build is similar to the great Johnathan Ogden. Reportedly has very good athleticism and speed for a player his size. Solid in run blocking, but needs to get more aggressive. Is athletic while pass protecting. Good punch off the line of scrimmage. Former basketball player which translates into quick feet.

    Kyle Calloway [6'7, 318lbs.] Iowa (Projected Round: 2-4)

    Analysis: Technically sound in his blocking motions. Is a versatile lineman. Is solid in both pass and run protection. Good length for a pro tackle. Was issued a DUI last September. Comes from a program (Iowa) known to produce solid linemen. Him and teammate Bryan Bulaga helped Iowa dominate in the trenches.
    Jason Fox [6'7, 310lbs.] Miami (Projected Round: 3-5)

    Analysis: Knee injury and diagnosed with irregular heartbeat. Very athletic, 4 year starter. Did got give up a sack his freshman year. Has very good wingspan, and has a lot of room to bulk up and add muscle. Has a lot of experience due to 4 years of starting, and has good potential to get even better. Shows good technique while blocking. Can handle speed rushers due to his great footwork, and shows a nasty streak. Is not the most powerful guy in the draft though.

    Sam Young [6'8, 305lbs.] Notre Dame (Projected Round: 3-6)

    Analysis: Has a lot of experience under his belt as a 4 year starter. His good technique and mammoth size and strength conceals his lack of agility and athleticism. Is a good drive blocker in the run game, but lacks consistency in the passing game. A hard worker, he has dominant lower body strength to negate bull rushers, but must work on upper body strength. Was projected as a second round pick in the 2009 draft, but his senior season exposed some weaknesses. He then redeemed himself a little bit by looking good in the Senior Bowl. Also, he has played in a pro system his whole career, which makes the transition to the NFL easier than other prospects. Has all the tools to be a dominant NFL lineman. Was a top recruit in the 2006 high school class.

    Trent Williams [6'6, 315lbs.] Oklahoma (Projected Round: 1-2)

    Analysis: Does not have the skillset or athleticism to be a NFL left tackle. Mirrors well in pass protection, with good punch, and has consistent footwork. Has long arms and a solid build with good bulk. Has light feet and shows good awareness. Lacks aggressiveness in run blocking, and is not really a mauler. Sometimes has lapses of concentration.

    Ciron Black [6'5, 335lbs.] LSU (Projected Round: 4-5)

    Analysis: Has lots of experience due to being a 4 year starter. Is a nasty mauler in run blocking, and has the strength to drive opponents off the line of scrimmage and get to the second level quickly. However, he lacks consistency in pass protection, and thus projects only as a right tackle or guard. Excels in the classroom. Shows good technique while run blocking.

    Adam Ulatoski [6'8, 310lbs.] Texas (Projected Round: 5-6)

    Analysis: Shows good intelligence and awareness on the field. Run blocking and pass protection is decent. Needs to improve footwork and strength. Was the staple of the Longhorn's offensive line. Stands at an imposing 6'8.
    I agree with most of your assessment in OT's. I'd like the Rams to draft Valdeer .

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenfleece View Post
    I'd throw Vladimir Ducasse into the mix as well. If he's athletic enough to handle speed off the edge, he'd be a force in the run game. At 6'5" and 330 lbs., he has the size and strength.

    I think Ciron Black & Vladimir Ducasse will play Gaurd at the next level.

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    Re: Right Tackle in the 2010 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Shan the Ram Man View Post
    I agree with most of your assessment in OT's. I'd like the Rams to draft Valdeer .

    I think Ciron Black & Vladimir Ducasse will play Gaurd at the next level.
    Yeah, I think Black and Ducasse will play guard.



    I don't think Ducasse would be a solid RT because he struggled in the Senior Bowl at guard against better competition.

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