Originally Posted by Macnalty
Chance Warmack has played exclusively at the left guard position for his college team, for the NFL team that drafts him, I believe he will be an excellent RG because his limits of lateral agility will not allow him at LG. Less valuable position in First Rd
Johnathan Cooper has the ability to play LG and play it at an extremely high level with a nasty temperament. Think Sean Lee payback on Golden Tate with no hesitation.
Barrett Jones has more talent than these two, more mentally into the game(revenge is a dish best served cold) and can play across the board at equal or better levels than the previous two after one year in an NFL weight training environment IMO.
You should probably also consider he can also be the best LT on the team.
[View Full Quote]Caveat Emptor this Lisfranc injury will not allow him to strut his stuff at the combine, will have no base to push off with that foot. If he has rehabbed like normal he has had no weight on the foot for over a month so expect an average combine.
A recent comparison is Chance and Cooper are similar to Tyron Smith, and Jones is JJ Watts(before we knew his true talent). Hard to go wrong with Smith, and you have to ask yourself is it worth a pick for Watts, either pick is not glamorous for Jerry Jones?
Mac, I agree with most of your posts, more than most other posts around here; however, this one, IMO, is way off base.
Barrett Jones has more talent than Cooper or Warmack?
I don't see that at all.
I see Warmack and Cooper as similar to NFL players like Carl Nicks and Jahri Evans; whereas, I see Barrett Jones as Kyle Kosier.
Cooper has more power and athleticism than Jones. If Cooper was 6-5 instead of 6-3, he would be an LT, IMO.
Warmack has some agility limitations; however, he probably has room to lose some weight and improve in that area; whereas, Jones' athletic limitations will not improve as he gains weight in the NFL. Warmack was listed at 322; however, Fluker was listed a 335 but weighed in at 355 at the Senior Bowl. I think Warmack played at something well over 330. If you look at him on the sidelines when he is near Jesse Williams (listed at 320 lbs), one of those listings has to be way off. There is no way that those 2 players were within 2 lbs of each other.
I think Barrett Jones will measure-in with an arm length that is too short to project to OT.
IMO, Barrett Jones biggest value was his readiness to play early (day-1); however, now with the surgery for the Lisfranc injury, that is in doubt.
I'm not sure I understand the JJ Watt comparison. Watt was a freak athlete with huge upside. His 3-cone is in the complete Freak area for a 6-5, 290 lbs player. There are many CBs with slower 3-cone times.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.81
20 Yrd Dash: 2.71
10 Yrd Dash: 1.64
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 34
Vertical Jump: 37
Broad Jump: 10'00"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.21
3-Cone Drill: 6.88
I need to go back and review some game footage of Barrett Jones. I think kept a few Alabama games on TIVO.