Originally Posted by Macnalty
I hope he is better but that is a fair statement until he has bulked up and made the ProBowl than Stepnoski would be more appropriate. If we were picking in the top five we would not be discussing Jones as it sits we are at the bottom ten if we keep winning and these are the kind of guys you dissect. Now that I think about it Kyle Kosier(pre foot injuries) on the team this year might of already put us in the playoffs.
Both him and Chase Thomas are my two main guys for the first two rds this year, last year I had Donta Hightower and Fletcher Cox. Things will change you can bet on it. I am glad we got Mo and it turned out better than I thought other than our injury plagued training camp for the rooks.
I know you like Barrett, my biggest problem with him is strength, and I would rather the strongest part of their game be in the run game. If I'm drafting an interior linemen this high, I don't want to have to ask if he is strong enough. There is noway he is ready to dominant at this level at guard, and I don't understand why so many people make a big deal about his versatility at the college level. Its not like he will be able to do that right away in the NFL.
An interior OL drafted this high better be ready to start immediately, and I would feel more comfortable with a guy who is strong enough to play guard while letting Costa and Berny fight it out for center than the other way around.
I will say, my thoughts will change alot from now cause of camps and workouts, but seeing Barrett get overpowered in that A&M game just left a bad taste in my mouth about him.