that's why Pouncy was a Top20 pick and most mock drafts have Jones outside the 1st round :lol-032:
Jones is not a #20 overall. He is not worth that pick.
We need OL help, as in STARTING help, NOW. Not in 2-3 years.
A 4th-6th round pick is very unlikely to start. Unlikely to play all that much. Might not even make the team.
Thats a depth and development pick for the future.
Jones (or the other OLs we are talking about) would all START at C or LG right away.
That spells disaster all over again
I know T'eo is a shiny new toy that we want but instead of taking a crapshoot on a 4th rounder (or even 2nd) why not just go for the dunk with one of the 3 that are slam dunks to shore up the middle
And hell If he's valued that low we can net a pick with a trade down win/win
Worst case scenario roach plays MLB if we go jones
Worst case scenario if we go T'eo is we have a pile of uselessness if that rook don't surpass expectations and have a WORSE line than this years with garza a year closer to retirement and Louis now is a liability with a knee history
The latter is a recipie for a 4-12 season the former being not
Nearly as dooming should they play out
Jones hands down. We need O-Line help bad.
We can draft a MLB later on or if push comes to shove Roach could start for a year if needed.
don't forget Barrett Jones mentioned after the game he has a Lisfranc injury that will need surgery and he won't be able to workout before the draft.
we may even get him with our 2nd
Jones had surgery immediately after the BCS game so he should be good to go by TC no problem. But you're right that missing the Senior Bowl, Combine, etc might hurt his draft stock just due to lack of exposure and "hard numbers". Of course, there is 4 years of SEC tape on the guy since he's been a starter all along, so I dunno. Getting him with our 2nd or via a trade down...damn, that would be nice.
Roach is NOT good. T'eo is a smart player and is phsically a beast. As much as I want talent on the o-line, I'll take not having to worry about the defense losing quality in play for a long time over getting a new center. T'eo is the only player i would make that call for, unless there was a guaranteed pro bowl NT.
IF Teo indeed checks out in the pre-draft prelims to be a true beast MLB prospect and IF he falls to us at #20 (two things that seem mutually exclusive to me), then yeah I can understand not passing on him. Between Jones, Warmack, and Teo we are talking about seniors here who've played at a high level for quite a while all in positions of need for us that could solidify it for years to come. Not a bad choice to have...