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Is Nate Solder the best Offensive Lineman in Draft?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Wood, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    Von Miller thinks so….

    Question: Who is the best opposing player you’ve faced in your college career?

    Von Miller: “Nate Solder. He’s a beast! When you’re that big and you’re that quick, it’s real scary for guys like me. He can match you on every step. And I went against other guys: Jason Smith, Trent Williams and Russell Okung. All of those guys are great. But Nate Solder’s excellent.”

    read rest here: http://nfldraftrage.com/articles/is-nate-solder-the-best-ol-in-draft/
  2. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    I like Nate Solder better than Castonzo. I wouldn't be upset if the Cowboys picked him. He has bigger upside, and you draft for your future, more than just one year. I sure like Solder more than drafting Watt or Jordan.
  3. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    I love your posts, I love the thought you put into them, I respect your analysis and insight but.........

    NO, NO and HECK NO!:D
  4. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Solder would ruin the first round for me.

    I like and believe that Smith, Carimi, Castonzo are better.
  5. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    O.K.

    I'll try to warm up to Castonzo, but I still want Tyron Smith.;)
  6. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    O.K. Compromise.

    1. Tyron Smith

    2. Anthony Castonzo

    3. Nate Solder

    I think we both want what is best for Felix Jones.
  7. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    If we're talking about RTs, why don't you like Carimi as much as the other guys (at least Solder)?
  8. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    For Felix and Romo.
  9. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not big on us picking an ol in the first but I'll be ok with smith or castonzo. Nate Soldier I will be so pissed off about. I do not think he will be good and if they do choose him it will show how bout we are at evaluating OL.
  10. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    He looks like a basket ball player to me. I could just see some of the stronger defensive linemen destroying him.
  11. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I'm one of the few who likes Solder.

    Obviously he has to have the right kind of attitude and work ethic, and I'm not privy to that kind of information.
  12. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    I just really want an strong, athletic player (on that right side) who can play to Felix Jones' strength as an explosive outside runner. Tyron Smith has the best blend of power and athleticism in the draft, and he is only 20 years old. He has under rated power (upper body strength), and he has left tackle pass blocking skills. Smith's second level blocking is really good, too. Dallas needs blockers who can get Felix in space, to the outside, and to the second level. Solder has the smooth athletic ability and athleticism that I covet, too. He just needs to get stronger, so he can stand up to the bull rush. I do like him, but I see the strength issue.

    I just don't like Carimi. I think he is a mauler only, and I don't like his foot quickness at all. I don't think he has upside, and I think he could likely struggle with his foot quickness in the NFL. I'm not making any friends with Wisconsin fans this draft season, but Joe Thomas is a great player.

    I forgot Derek Sherrod. I like him, too.

    He has been second on my list.

    1. Tyron Smith

    2. Nate Solder

    3. Derek Sherrod

    The three guys listed above are really athletic, and that is why I like them.
  13. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    Right. Felix and Romo. :)
  14. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    I forgot to thank you about the complement. Thanks. I should probably just shut up, and J.J. Watt might do it. :)
  15. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Hey no problem, If I had to rank my top 9 players in some sort of wish list Solder would make the list but....

    1. Patrick Peterson
    2. Tyron Smith
    3. JJ Watt
    4. Anthony Costanzo
    5. Cameron Jordan
    6. Prince Amukamara
    7. Gabe Carimi
    8. Nate Solder
    9. Mike Pouncey
  16. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I could see Solder in a trade-down scenario with the Pats, but I think he's rawer than Smith at this point. I don't think he can handle speed rushers efficiently enough.
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    My screen gets filled with bullet holes if we trade down and pick Solder. If we take him at 9 I go Nuclear.
  18. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    yup mine also or even Watt

    gosh we agree on something - lol
  19. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    Von Miller didnt exactly face a who's who of NFL calibar tackles.
  20. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    No way would I take this guy over Smith or Costanzo.

    And I like Watt and Jordan both a ton more than Solder.

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