http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000500340/article/clemson-ot-isaiah-battle-attracts-25-teams-to-pro-day-workout Brandt thinks it'll take a 3rd or 4th. I absolutely hate the 12 reps on the bench, even with a "cramp". Bad time to have a cramp.
Knock me over with a feather shocked with 1st. But I assume we'd get the 5th year option? That would be huge since this year is a likely de facto "redshirt" year anyway. GMan was adamant about keeping next years picks at this years draft so I don't see it given his red flags, however small. Simply shocked with a 2nd but excited. It obviously means we truly believe he's our future LT and we can therefore look for a DB, DE, etc. with our first next year.
Food for thought-Russell Okung, Anthony Castonzo, Nate Soldier, Trent Williams, and Andrew Whitworth will be FAs next year. "Most" teams already have more talent/stability than we do at the position anyway. Could this drive Battle's value down even more? Admittedly I don't have near the knowledge of the guy that our scouts that were at the pro day do, but on the surface the risk/reward of a 3rd day pick sounds awfully juicy.
Strongly disagree. It would be beyond stupid not to give up something for a guy with real LT experience, rated as high as #2 for the 2016 class this offseason at our position of greatest need. But the difference between a 2nd and a 7th is obviously huge and the waters between risk/reward get very muddy for a prospect we may not know everything about.
Averaged more yards and TDs than your QB with less supporting talent on both offense and defense (and special teams) for starters. Taken the worst team of the decade (the 2010 Panthers who intentionally tanked), to back-to-back division titles, with a broken back no less. And a busted ankle, ribs, UDFA LT from Montreal who never played American football in the states before, no drafted OTs, a rookie #1WR, a guy named Brenton Bersin as the #1 read in a playoff game, etc. Put up or shut up, pay Russ what he wants!!!! Our guy is clean cut and does all those things too. Members of the Auburn and Carolina communities know it, we see the double standard, and even the haters can't ignore this http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12990868/cam-newton-trails-only-peyton-manning-terms-marketing-appeal-nfl DeAngelo Williams, Matt Schaub, and Kellen Clemons deserve credit for 2013 as well. Brandon Bostick for 2014. Pay Russ!!!!!!!
Jimmy's new teammates called him soft. Look it up. Drew was also distraught according to reports. The Saints lost the only player worth fearing and the Hawks have still yet to sign their young QB and LB whose contracts expire after this year. Panthers win.
Of course they did. And they know it. But their own foolishness got them into cap hell with no other way out. Funny thing is the Hawks took on the contract and have a wee bit of predicament themselves with Wilson/Wagner still unsigned and a team of egomaniacs that already called Jimmy soft. Wait until he can't block for RW or Marshawn. At least he had a rapport with Drew. Lose/lose for both teams.
Unger, when he was actually healthy coming off an All-Pro year, was beaten like a red-headed step child by a rookie in his first game named Starlite Lotulelei Jr. Supposedly the CB group was in such dire straights yet they spent a 2nd round pick on SJB in 2014, making Eric Shelton look like decent 2nd round value. Sounds like a FO without the first clue to me. Anthony was the #31 pick in the draft (who most thought was a reach). Jimmy Graham was #31 in the top 100. Bwahaha. Fair trade and great "value" alright. Hitting a woman on video with a belt kinda takes the "if" out of Junior's fate. If the Roman Empire crumbled, then surely a team with an aging QB, a losing home record, a clueless FO, a team that showed zero heart in 2014, can return to the division cellar where they've spent most of their existence.
Sucks for JPP and the NYG. They're illegal in Mecklenburg for a reason. Freakin dangerous. I've seen an 8 year old girl who escaped death but has scars on her torso for the rest of her life after an "adult" in her neighborhood, shot one of these "harmless" things. Hopefully this tragedy will help expose their danger and people will grow some sense and go to shows instead of taking matters into their own "hands".
That fact alone doesn't bother me a bit. A de facto redshirt year or two while Oher mans the fort could be ideal. As I constantly said during draft season, 19 of the 32, including both Super Bowl teams, have a first rounder at LT. To be able to get a good one (is he? will he be? I don't know), for later round value would be HUGE!
Of course he's worth a pick, he was a projected top 5/first round LT in 2016. But what pick should we be willing to give up? I honestly don't know. Unfortunately other teams desperation, us being 25th in the pecking order, and his possible red flags make it a long shot. Appears to be well known the Falcons are interested, which is almost as stupid as us knowing they wanted Funchess. But I doubt we give up a high enough pick. Can't wait to find out.