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my take on kugbila...

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There's videos made me warm up to the pick alot more, like the fact that he won't be making a position switch like amini did so the learning curve shouldn't be as big

 

 

Agreed, he will continue doing what he knows and that will make a huge difference. He is already comfortable at guard so i expect he will make the NFL transition a little faster than Amini.

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He mauled the whole right side of the line, to the point where the QB had time to fumble the ball, have the RB pick it up, and proceed to walk in the end zone untouched. LOL Wow

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My one reservation (just like I had with silatolu) is the level of competition jump.

The other thing would be picking up the playbook.

Otherwise, I very much like what I see.
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I'll continue to play devil's advocate with the usual caveat that I will be screaming louder than anyone if he is pancaking people.

 

And good analysis Rayzor.

 

But he dominated against schools that are just about the dregs of college football. Small private schools with undersized and non athletic linebackers.

 

Here is a team that BEAT Valdosta State.

 

http://www.uwaathletics.com/roster.aspx?path=football&

 

They are literally playing some 5-10 guys and 180 lb guys on the front 7.

 

Here is who he will be guarding come September:

 

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3 year project? Sure.

 

Starting next year? We have issues.

 

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There's videos made me warm up to the pick alot more, like the fact that he won't be making a position switch like amini did so the learning curve shouldn't be as big

 

good point.

 

i think the fact that amini was an OT was what got him a bit more attention and hyped up before the draft which was why he went earlier. kugbila just being a guard, tho, wasn't going to get much attention, even if he was/is more ready than amini to start.

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From his interview he played around 340lbs when he was playing RG and he has good bottom girth to stand against bull rushes (which was Hangartner main issue)........I think with rookie camp and OTA he will develop and he will pick up some good techniques  and i'm betting my money that he is our starting RG ......He plays to our strength where we will return to the Power run game which he won't have problem with.......he may struggle with pass rush but with Kalil back by his side he will learn to adjust to it.

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I actually think he is too top heavy. 

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big ups, rayz.

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I actually think he is too top heavy.

i think he was, esp. in 2011, but he's gotten it under control.

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He is no rawer that Silatolu was last year. However, we are all expecting Silatolu to be good in 2013. He needs to be if Kugo is to start at RG

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I'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself, but I can't help but grin from ear to ear at the interior of the oline should Kugzilla pan out. Double dip at OT next year? :sword:

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I actually think he is too top heavy. 

 

you cannot tell from his combine photos.

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