Originally Posted by perrykemp
Forget that he was 20 years old for a minute.
He was the 1st lineman taken in the draft.
He was a top 10 pick.
He gave up 8 sacks a rookie. As a point of reference, Brian Bulaga the Packers RT (in his 2nd year) gave up 1.5 sacks and only 2.5 knockdowns at RT in 2011.
Big difference there.
My point here isn't to champion Bulaga it is compare Tyrone Smith's 2011 performance to another top NFC RT -- the weren't even in the same ballpark.
Please tell me what was "amazing" about Tyrone's 2011 performance? Again, I think Tyrone has played OK -- I just think people have built up his rookie season to be some amazing thing it wasn't.
A lot of things can factor into that. Especially when you have a QB like Romo who doesn't know how to throw the ball away.
He wasn't amazing as a rookie but he was really good. Borderline Pro Bowler.
I think a Zone run blocking scheme would help him some with his run blocking. As far as his pass blocking goes I think it's always going to be a challenge with the QB we have and the guys he will have to face.
Dallas made the correct pick. They chose a player that they felt could anchor the 2nd most important position on the offense for a decade +.
Would I take Watt over Tyron? Of course. It's a no brainer.
The Cowboys did the right thing though. Left Tackle vs 3-4 DE and they chose the left tackle. It was a no brainer for us.