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Rhule see’s Brady Christensen more of a RT or OG than a LT


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1 hour ago, thefuzz said:

Risk of injury is higher, you are cemented at RT and going to be one of the highest paid T's in the league...why try to reinvent the wheel?  Play where you are dominant, just my $.02

The money difference just isn't enough, IMO.

Is there some stat that backs this up? I can't see why a LT would have a higher risk of injury than RT... 

 

Those are fair points but I just don't see that much risk in trying to switch. If it does work out and he dominates at the more valuable position that helps him. If not then he can go back to RT. He's not gonna all of a sudden lose those skills there just from switching sides. 

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Charlie Campbell reported that "one team drafting in the top 10 that desperately needed a LT told me that Rashawn Slater can't play LT and they project Slater to be a LG or C in the NFL" (clearly talking about the Panthers as he has an inside source)

Makes me believe this draft was Sewell or bust and they didn't like any LT prospects

 

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3 minutes ago, t96 said:

Is there some stat that backs this up? I can't see why a LT would have a higher risk of injury than RT... 

 

Those are fair points but I just don't see that much risk in trying to switch. If it does work out and he dominates at the more valuable position that helps him. If not then he can go back to RT. He's not gonna all of a sudden lose those skills there just from switching sides. 

Not sure if it's a stat, I never looked it up to confirm, but pretty sure I recall listening to an O Line podcast with our very own Schwartz where he mentioned that there is a higher injury risk due to muscle memory not being the same...said it was normally fine in practice, but not in games.  I could be misremembering, but I'm pretty sure I'm not.

I wouldn't mind getting some reps, but to switch, at his age, with that much experience at RT, including college...I just wouldn't agree to it.

Want to cut that big ole fat contract making me one of the highest paid T's in the league, hell yea I'll do it....on the franchise tag?  F Off.

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6 minutes ago, amcoolio said:

Charlie Campbell reported that "one team drafting in the top 10 that desperately needed a LT told me that Rashawn Slater can't play LT and they project Slater to be a LG or C in the NFL" (clearly talking about the Panthers as he has an inside source)

Makes me believe this draft was Sewell or bust and they didn't like any LT prospects

 

Agreed.

Sewell, then massive trade back haul while staying in the top 15, then Horn were the choices....it seems.

The massive trade back haul never made it's appearance me thinks.

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1 minute ago, Panthero said:

i don't understand why we aren't bringing in a rental at OT that isn't a straight bum. We have the cap space. 

Because it doesn't really exist right now.  Maybe there is a surprise cut, but at this point, with the league starving for good O Linemen, I wouldn't bet on it.

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2 minutes ago, Panthero said:

i don't understand why we aren't bringing in a rental at OT that isn't a straight bum. We have the cap space. 

Like who?

Pretty much anybody who's healthy and worth anything is already employed somewhere.

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1 hour ago, thefuzz said:

Agreed.

Sewell, then massive trade back haul while staying in the top 15, then Horn were the choices....it seems.

The massive trade back haul never made it's appearance me thinks.

Correct - they never got that type of offer

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1 hour ago, amcoolio said:

Charlie Campbell reported that "one team drafting in the top 10 that desperately needed a LT told me that Rashawn Slater can't play LT and they project Slater to be a LG or C in the NFL" (clearly talking about the Panthers as he has an inside source)

Makes me believe this draft was Sewell or bust and they didn't like any LT prospects

 

And Sewell ended up at RT.  We're all nervous about this,  it would be nice to have it settled, but it looks like it is going to be a little while.  Interestingly, as important as this discussion is, Greg Little has been asked about or mentioned.  I thought they would at least ask.

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Christensen was rated by the Panthers a 2nd round Guard and a 3rd round LT.  While we need a LT badly it isn't like he won't be filling a need at guard.

Unlike Little who is a bust wherever he plays.  Christensen will be a good guard.

It is still early and the chance of him being LT isn't completely out of the question.  We'll just have to wait and see as things progress.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Italianpantherfan said:

I think he will be a solid right guard as a rookie , lt will be Erving question is he better than okung ? 

No.  Healthy Okung>Healthy Erving.  Both have had their share of IR.  Its why Okung hasn't been picked up.   Erving is injured and couldn't do mini camp, so I guess we'll see how healthy he is training camp. 

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