Yes you can. He was a raw, project prospect from a small school who should've been a 6th- undrafted, but was taken in the 4th rd. I know that Barrett Jones has some injuries himself, but gah damn I would've been okay with Jones over Kug. Jones was a top college player, polished, and could played all 5 positions on the line.
Just because a player is raw or comes from a small school doesn't mean he was a reach.. You could make a point that every player who gets drafted is a project and is probably raw in several areas.. Even Gettleman said this year that every single WR in this years draft, besides Odell Beckham, had question marks about their route running. its very easy for most teams to know who the top rated players are coming out.. Its easy to point out what a guy cant do.. But good GMs and coaches can find potential from players that arent as well known.. Its really hard to do, and thats why not every one can hit on every pick, and also why their are only a few consistent winners around the league.
Besides, the only way you could possibly know if any player was a reach was if you saw our draft board and noticed several players ranked higher than him when we made our selection.. I don't think anyone here knows this info.. yet everyone acts like they do.
It seems like hardly anyone around here knows how to manage expectations..