That's why I think Our 1st round pick will be Maukrice Pauncey if he's there.Will start at one guard spot in one year,and would be great insurance as backup to Mangold.
I think this would be by far this smartest pick we can make.....Pouncey is extremely talented, has great size for center, guard or even RT down the line, and has the athletic ability to excel in our zone-ish type blocking scheme.
We have been very fortunate with the health of our o-line....this guy solidifies both guard positions and center in case of an injury. I hope this is our guy!
i can see us taking Iupati if hes still around at 29
kid will be a pro bowl guard and until faneca or woody's time with the jets is up he can play that wayne hunter role as that 10-15 snaps a game extra lineman type
he's 33 not 53. whatever he lacks in pass blocking he makes up for in run blocking
I've seen enough of guys swimming by Fanaca into the backfield on passing downs. He gets pushed back a lot. I'm not saying he needs to be replaced this year, I'm saying we need a stud guard to take his place & for depth in case of injury.
If the Jets got a player like Iupati or Pouncey, a small injury to fanaca & he'd never see the field again except as a backup.
the jets will not use a 1st rounder on the o-line this year. a guy like slauson can be groomed b/t brick and mangold, and that's smart economics.
actually, an interesting pick in the 2nd round is mccluster. if the jets dealt leon, mccluster would serve as both rb in a rotation as well as slot wr, and he could play these roles next year when braylon is gone.
The thing I always understood about zone blocking was the emphasis on agile OL that could specifically be had in mid rounds.
So I wold agree if that holds true that OL at 29 makes little sense.
Would we in fact devalue OL bc of our scheme? Or is our zone scheme different in some way?
I think scheme definitely matters. People are just scared of having another situation that we had with Clarke playing LG. Don't blame them either because he was awful...
I don't think the mobility will become as important for our team as it did for the Broncos of the years past. WOody isn't the most mobile OL, as good as he is. He just did a good job and certainly is a hell of a run blocker.
We do have to pick some positions where we attempt to "cheap out" in a way. Guard for me is one of the few positions you can try to do that.
We can't just go getting first rounders at every position, although Tanny is making that seem possible.