... Have any of you even seen Rubin play ... If you guys don't recall correctly Sione Pouha had almost identical combine number to Vince Wilfork (h/w... everything)... It doesn't mean he understands how to play.
I can't really imagine.. I mean unless his game tape is outter worldly that he gets taken before the proven commodity (playing against better competition) in Okam of Texas, Bryant of AndM, Moore of Maryland, or Harrison of Arkansas... There are other guys that can play NT in this draft... not just "tuba" who has absoultely nothing in the tank (in terms of footage) to suggest that he even get taken in the first day... Remember he was an alternate at the senior bowl... he just came in cuz another guy got hurt.
Yes, he looks the part (as does S.Pouha), yes he measured out well (as did S. Pouha), but there are 100's of other guys like that who have come and gone throughout the history of the league who just don't know how to play football very well. Unless everyone else knows something about him going up against the best C/G in the country and consistently holding his own vs. the double team that I don't, I have no idea why he would be taken by as at 36, or anyone else before said point.
Remember in terms of interior lineman, this isn't the greatest crop, in fact it is one of the poorer groups to come out in some time... So unless he went against the best this year has to offer and owned... I see no reason why he would be a good starter in the NFL.