|Its way over used, to the point where there are a lot of generational draft picks sitting on the bench throughout the league|
| In comment 15009906 PatersonPlank said:
Its way over used, to the point where there are a lot of generational draft picks sitting on the bench throughout the league
This 10x over. Robert Gallery was tagged generational. He worked out well...
| When the Rams drafted Greg Robinson a number of years back he was hyped as this next great LT.
Not so much.
I spent a lot of time studying former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft. While poring over Herbert's tape, I couldn't help but be impressed by his left tackle, Penei Sewell. We call that scan-scouting. Sometimes you notice those flashes of greatness from others while studying a certain prospect, but once you really focus on the player who flashed -- on every single play -- the shine wears off. That wasn't the case with Sewell. After putting him under the microscope, I came away even more impressed! Here are my notes from my initial scouting report on the Oregon junior.
Height, weight: 6-foot-6, 330 pounds (school measurements).
Game tape watched: Auburn (Aug. 31, 2019), Stanford (Sept. 21, 2019), USC (Nov. 2, 2019).
What I liked: Sewell has ideal size, quickness and power for the position. In the passing game, he's quick out of his stance and does a nice job of staying square against his opponent. He's a knee-bender and rarely lunges or loses his balance. He has extremely strong hands to lock on and steer edge rushers. He's very aware versus games/stunts and if he's free, he looks for work (nasty knockdowns).
In the run game, Sewell consistently gets underneath defenders, uproots and moves them off the line of scrimmage. He excels when he's pulling or working up to the second level, and he gets there in a hurry. The 2019 Outland Trophy winner (best interior lineman) also collects plenty of knockdowns against second- and third-level defenders. He's effective on combo blocks, too, working with the guard. I love his overall demeanor and toughness.
Where he needs to improve: There aren't many flaws in Sewell's game. He had a very good battle against the talented Auburn defensive line in last year's season opener, winning the majority of his one-on-one matchups. However, Derrick Brown -- the seventh overall pick in this year's draft -- did beat him a couple of times. On those plays, Sewell's hands were too wide and Brown was able to get control of Sewell's chest to knock him back. Outside of those couple plays, though, his hand placement was excellent. That's about all I can criticize in his play. He was solid in every other area of importance at the position.
| DOWN as someone will want QB Fields. The Jets are the worst team in the league and we'd beat them by 10+!!!
Atlanta may likely end up with the #3 pick unless J. Jones comes back strong.
When we trade down perhaps it will be 1 or 2 spots and Penei Sewell is who we take. However, I would much rather know by season's end that we have two quality starting OT's in Thomas and Peart. That would make things so much easier for the future.
I have been saying that we probably won't have a true, thorough handle of our young players until AFTER the BYE week as the coaches and players will have time that week to really work on figuring out what is working; the system & mistakes; and, technique. Columbo espeically has a lot of work ahead of him.
If we are SURE that D. Jones and the OL of say:
Thomas-Hernandez-Gates-Lemiuex-Peart is a viable starting group that means we have a shot at having a solid offense in 2021 assuming Barkley comes back strong & we draft well as well as sign the right UFA's.
We will purge this offense and the following players will likely be gone for cap reasons & play: Solder, Zeitler, Engram (unless he turns it on...), Shepard (I have a feeling his health & concussions make him susceptible...??).
Golden is gone.
I see a new GM; a purge of players that don't fit and/or are too expensive; and, for Judge & Staff to have a lot of say in player evaluations and the draft. I think the new GM will be Abrams, an in-house move, and that in-house move is perhaps even a one year deal meaning if the Giants don't draft well or evaluate well they will purge EVERYTHING for 2022.
I like Judge & staff and totally realize we had no real off-season; we have a young team; and, most importantly we lack "top-end" talent. We have a lot of average guys and we scare no one on either side of the ball. It is what it is.... Good-Bye Dave Gettleman.
The rebuild begins 2021.
|Walker Little more the more I watch him. I like his kick set and punch.|