Originally Posted by chip_gilkey
If I remember correctly the popular consensus was that Carimi and Castonzo were the most ready to play in the NFL from day 1, but Smith had the greatest upside. I might be mistaken though.
I think Carimi was the most ready RT, Castonzo was the most ready LT and the Mississippi kid was also often mentioned who was drafted by Packers as a guy who as ready and could play both sides.
As far as long-term potential, it was always Solder who went to the Pats and Tyron Smith.
The big concern people had with Tyron is whether he had the size to play the pro game because he played at 275 in his Junior year in college. Of course, people weren't accounting for the fact he was just barely 20 years old and had never committed to full-time training for size.
We made a great pick last year and kudos to the Cowboys scouts and FO for taking the player who I think will be recognized as one of the top 3 players in that draft along with Von Miller and Cam Newton.