DG talked about the Gold Jacket angle before taking Barkley. Looking at this years highly rated players, which ones “could” hit that mark.? Saquon was kind of a slam dunk, usually there’s a bit of projection involved. Skipping QBs, I see guys like Young, Simmons and maybe Brown getting to that level Both lineman have been extremely disruptive at the college level and project that way in the pros. Simmons is harder to project, but he was just as disruptive in college because of ELITE speed and quickness. If put in the proper system, he could also reach that level.
The O lineman. This is really meant to be the focus of this thread. When I look at the common top 4, only two seem to me to be able to get to the Gold Jacket level. Wirfs and Becton. Wirfs because of his age and athleticism and Becton because of his size/ athletic combo. If DG is picking at 4 or 6 and wants to draft OL, I hope it’s one of these two. The other two are relatively ordinary. Discuss