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With Costa gone, name G/C prospects

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by MonsterD, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Draftiniks, What are some guys all through the draft who are hybrids. I think we might be looking at later rounds, but list all the guys you think fit both roles.
  2. SMASHMOUTH9473

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    Russell Bodine
  3. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Costa hasn't been released yet, and shouldn't be.
  4. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Costa should have been released 2 years ago. He is a terrible player.
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  5. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Bernadeau played some center before he will probably be our guy. We need to draft a true Guard and more Leary to RG. We can find a back up OG/C cheap in FA.
  6. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    What about Marcus Martin from USC? He played guard I believe his first two years, then center this year. He is the top rated center I believe by most draft experts.
  7. bodi

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    Marcus Martin, C, USC
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 310.

    Martin was a surprise entry for the 2014 NFL Draft. He probably should have returned for his senior season to improve before going pro. Martin started his career at left guard and was the starter there for the Trojans in 2011 and 2012. He moved to center for 2013 and had a quality season. Martin has some athleticism and versatility. He would probably fit best in a zone-blocking scheme.



    Gabe Ikard, C/G, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 303.

    Ikard was an All-Big XII first-teamer in 2011, splitting time between guard and center. Starting center Ben Habern missed multiple games with a broken arm, and Ikard filled in with seven starts at center. He returned to left guard for the final three games

    James Stone, C, Tennessee
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 300.

    The freshman started five games at center and three at left guard. He found a home at center in 2011, starting in the middle for 11 games and once at left guard. Stone played continued to show improvement in 2012 as he was very solid for Tennessee. The Volunteers averaged 475.9 yards per game with 315.6 yards per game through the air last year.


    The Volunteers' offensive line allowed just eight sacks in 2012. Stone did a good job of keeping a clean pocket for Tyler Bray. Stone looks like a better pass-blocker than run-blocker at this point, but his run blocking was better year over year in 2012. He may be best in the NFL in a zone-blocking scheme.
  8. bodi

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    heres a FA

    Jon Asamoah, 6-foot-4, 305 pounds, will be only 26 next season. He just completed his fourth season in Kansas City, where he was a full-time starter in 2011 and 2012. He started nine games in 2013 as a calf injury and, ultimately, Schwartz's play, pushed him to the sidelines.

    Here are Asamoah's Pro Football Focus grades the past three seasons:
    •2011 (+8.9): In 1,089 snaps Asamoah surrendered two sacks. His pass-blocking score was +13.5, but his run-blocking was only -6.9.
    •2012: (+15.0): That score placed Asamoah 10th overall among guards who played at least 25 percent of their team's snaps. In 1,022 snaps Asamoah surrendered three sacks, scored +3.7 in pass protection and +8.0 in run-blocking.
    •2013 (+6.6): In 682 snaps Asamoah gave up just one sack, had a +4.6 pass-protection grade and a+0.5 run-blocking grade. That got him benched in Kansas City, where Schwartz scored a dominant +18.6 while starting seven games. The Giants' best score by an offensive lineman was the +7.1 earned by rookie right tackle Justin Pugh. No other regular offensive lineman scored in the plus column.
  9. Questfor6

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    Rumors have it that Dakota Dozier can play center but is more likely to play guard.
  10. Common Sense

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    I'm sure the front office can think of 1.5 million reasons to release Costa.
  11. bodi

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    Cowboys | Phil Costa to be cut
    Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:21:49 -0800

    The Dallas Cowboys will release C Phil Costa. Costa was asked to take a pay cut, but he refused to accept it
  12. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    He should have taken the pay cut. Sometimes I wonder about the advice these guys get.
  13. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    This statement is just flat out trolling . Good job.
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  14. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    I believe he is serious.
  15. xwalker

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    Yes, he appears to be better than the 6th round ranking by NFLDS. His arm length is on the shorter side (32.5"), but not in the Costa T-Rex range.
  16. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    He shouldn't be. He's a solid G and C backup and counts $1.5M. We have people who *****ed about the lack of depth for years and we finally have unspectacular if not capable depth at a key position and people want him cut?

    Troll that.
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  17. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    He stinks, always had. He should have never started a game for the Cowboys. He can be replaced by a dozen guys for much cheaper.
  18. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Replaced by who. And for what cap number.
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  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I think Costa is a solid backup Center when healthy. I'm not sure about his ability to be a backup OG.
  20. Risen Star

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    You don't create a hole by releasing Phil Costa. You could literally wait until the season starts and sign a street free agent to give you what that bum could give you.

    The Cowboys needed a C/G backup regardless. Or a starting G that pushes Bernadeau into that role.

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