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Where would Tyron Smith rank in this year's draft?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by chip_gilkey, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Active Member

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    If he were coming out this year, where would he be ranked among the top LT prospects like fisher, lane johnson, and joeckel? Just curious.
  2. Nightshade

    Nightshade Active Member

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    Smith is better than all of em.:D
  3. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Active Member

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    If Tyron Smith circa 2011 were coming out? Like who he was as a draft prospect?

    I'd say he'd be battling Lane for #3.
  4. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Yep I agree #3
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a though one. Honestly, he might be 2nd or 3rd in this draft.

    I would say that Johnson would be ranked higher because he flat out tests better in almost every category. Depending on how much you like Fisher, he might also rank higher. Both of these guys are natural LTs and Smith was not so I would think that this would also be added into the equation.

    If it were me, I would say Johnson, Smith Fisher. I don't really like Joeckel nearly as much as many do.
  6. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    I think that's fair. Remember, when Tyron was coming out, he was a beast of a specimen, but still considered a bit of a project that might take 2-3 years before developing into a dominant player. Guys like Joeckel and Fisher are seen as more finished products, who can come in and play at a Pro Bowl level sooner.
  7. Staxxxx

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    Tyrone Smith at the combine and pro day 6-5 307lbs, 36 3/8 arms, 11in Hands and he was cut up:
    225 - 29 reps
    40yd - 4.88
    10yd - 1.69
    shuttle - 4.69
    3-cone - 7.47

    If I remember correctly the only negative on him was that he played Right Tackle. I believe that he would probably be in the discussion for the top tackle off of the board if this were his draft.
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    His official 40 was 4.95.
  9. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    He wouldn't have been first in last year's draft either, but I'm not sure what any of that really means.
  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    He'd be the #1 offensive tackle in the draft and possibly the first overall pick.
  11. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    A bit off topic, but our 2011 draft was truly stellar. Smith, Carter, Murray, Harris, Bailey, Albright. That's a killer draft right there.
  12. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    He would be battling for #3
  13. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Agreed. Higher ceiling than the other guys, and when your drafting that early, potential is important. And while I don't know whether or not teams take this into consideration, he was also super young coming out. That extra year or two to develop before hitting prime age makes a huge difference to me. Give me the 21 year old with a ton of potential over the guy who can come in and be solid from day 1 but is 23 every time.
  14. cowboysooner

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    Fisher and Joeckel would be the most polished guys with the most experience. Johnson and Smith would be the athletic, raw, higher upside prospects. All of them could be pro bowlers but teams are pretty risk averse.

    I think Smith and Johnson will end up being the best run blockers of the bunch with their agility and length.
  15. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    Man I don't know if I've seen a tackle with more upside than Lane Johnson. He has been playing the position for 18 months and stoned everybody in his last year of playing the position. He then is voted best lineman over a great player in Fisher at the Senior Bowl, then puts on a show in the underwear Olympics.

    Both guys went from 230-240 in high school to 305 as a draft prospect. They are very similar guys.
  16. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I can get on board with the fact that they are both very similar physically. Absolutely.

    But I still give the edge to Tyron because Johnson is already either 23 or 24 (can't find a bday for some reason)
  17. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    Johnson is 22 and turns 23 after the draft.
  18. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The only thing I saw was that he was born in 89...either way, Tyron was still younger.
  19. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    He'd probably be 3rd or 4th, and I'm basing that primarily on his lack of experience on the left side.
  20. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

    He would probably be the #3 tackle in this years draft.

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