Originally Posted by SpringStein
My top Ol going into the season:
1 D'Brickashaw Ferguson Sr. Virginia 6-5 295
2 Marcus McNeill Sr. Auburn 6-9 340
3 Derek Morris Jr. NC State 6-6 335
4 Jon Scott Sr. Texas 6-6 310
5 Eric Winston Sr. Miami (Fla.) 6-6 310
6 Andrew Whitworth Sr. LSU 6-7 325
Keep an eye on Trueblood from Boston College. The history of BC OL is rich.
Without knowing our slots it's hard to project this far out, but my initial thought is a DL or QB with first pick and OL with second.
SoCal, you know a lot about college players - I'm curious of your statement that there are no QB's worthy of our first pick. I like both Matt Leinart and Omar Jacobs to be in the top 5-7 picks next year.
I dont want to offend my buddy Play2Win too much so i will keep it relatively short. Regarding Matt Leinart, i think his game is suspect. I have him rated as a 3rd round pick (although im sure most NFL teams think he is a top 5 pick if not the no. 1 overall player). I dont think his arm is particularly great, he has zero mobility, he is a good decisionmaker and is accurate but he crumbles in the pocket when he doesnt have great protection. I saw at least 4 games this year, where he was average or worse and its not like they were against great defenses either. Im also skeptical because the USC system is very simple scheme wise so i dont know how he will handle a complicated NFL system (although as i said i recognize he is bright) and because Matt, going back to HS, has always been surrounded with great talent.