|11-08-2007, 01:18 AM||#1|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Aug 2007
Of these, who would be the best Tackle free agent signing?
Travelle Wharton - Carolina
Nat Dorsey - Cleveland
Sean Locklear - Seattle
Todd Steussie - St. Louis Rams
Cory Lekkerkerker - Miami
Trai Essex - Pittsburgh
Max Starks - Pittsburgh
Btw, does anyone else think we should sign Ruben Brown? I dont think he will be THAT expensive since hes up there in years but hes been solid for Chicago.
Last edited by lex; 11-08-2007 at 01:25 AM..
|11-08-2007, 12:08 PM||#2|
|^|Punter of Gnomes|^|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Long Beach
Travelle Wharton - Carolina
2006: Started the season opener versus Atlanta (9/10) but suffered a season-ending left knee injury in the first quarter and was placed on injured reserve (9/12).
2005: Started all 16 games at left tackle after spending rookie season at left guard...Member of offensive line unit that started the same five players in every contest for the first time in team history...Part of group that yielded 28 sacks, the second-fewest total in team history...Offensive front surrendered one sack or fewer in 10 regular season games and rushed for 100 or more yards in eight regular season games and two postseason contests...Contributed to offensive unit that ranked eighth in the NFL and second in team history with an average of 24.4 points per game...Helped quarterback Jake Delhomme become first player in team history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in three consecutive seasons and earn his first Pro Bowl selection
2004: Started the final 11 games of the season at left guard after being inactive for the first five contests...Inserted into the starting lineup after Tutan Reyes suffered an injured left ankle...Member of offensive line that fielded five different starting combinations...Contributed to offense that finished ninth in the NFL in passing yards per game with an average of 227.7 yards and helped quarterback Jake Delhomme post a passer rating of 100 or more in five contests...Part of offense that averaged 326.6 yards per game, the second-highest total in club history behind 355.4-yard average produced in 1999
The quiet leader of the Gamecocks, he has proven to be one of the most consistent blockers in the conference since moving into the starting lineup as a freshman … Voted team captain in his final year, he is considered a "coach on the field" by the USC staff, who also call him "one of the most talented linemen" to ever wear a Gamecocks uniform … A model of consistency, he has not allowed a quarterback sack since his second game as a starter (2000) … Compared to Hall of Fame great, former Oakland Raider Art Shell, for his ability to lock on with his long arms to seal off the defenders when working the edge.
Nat Dorsey #74 RT
2006: In his second season with the Browns, appeared in 13 games, including two starts at right tackle, and saw action mainly on special teams and anchored the backup tackle position on game day behind starting RT Ryan Tucker and LT Kevin Shaffer…Had his first action at right tackle vs. Denver on Oct. 22, and played one series in the 4th quarter.
2005: Promising, young tackle was acquired by the Browns from Minnesota on Sept. 4, just prior to the start of the regular season…Appeared in nine games, mainly on special teams and saw limited duty as a backup tackle…Listed as inactive for the first five weeks getting prepared to the Browns offensive scheme.
2004: In his rookie season with Minnesota, started seven of the 13 games he played ... Helped Vikings’ offense finish fourth in total offense.
Three-year starter at the demanding left tackle position who twice was recognized by the league's coaches for All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors ... Despite playing with shoulder problems in 2002, he allowed only four quarterback sacks during his career ... His size and strength have been major factors in the success of the Yellow Jackets' running game the past three years.
Sean Locklear #75 RT
2005: Moved into the starting lineup at right tackle during the preseason after Floyd Womack (triceps) went down at Kansas City (8/27). Named to ESPN.com’s The Unheralded Team and USA Today’s All-Joe Team. Started all 16 games and helped Shaun Alexander become the NFL MVP with a career year on the ground with a career-high and Seattle-record 1,880 yards and an NFL-record 28 total touchdowns (27 rush, 1 rec.). Helped Seattle to a club-record 320 rush yards and two 100-yard rushers for only the third time in club history vs. Houston (10/16). Started all three postseason games.
2004: Played in all 16 games, mostly on special teams, and saw time at left tackle twice in place of Walter Jones (rest vs. San Francisco, 9/26 and ankle vs. Arizona, 12/26). Returned one kickoff for 12 yards vs. Miami (11/21).
Chosen with the 21st selection of the third round (84th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. Second consecutive year the Seahawks took an offensive lineman in the third round (Wayne Hunter in 2003).
Athletic and powerful big man who moved to the offensive line as a junior after playing on the defensive line as a tackle and end his first two seasons … Played nearly every single offensive snap over the past three seasons, providing time and space for offense to gain a league-leading 5,891 yards of total offense in 2003 and 5,485 in 2002 … Smart player who graduated on December 17, 2003, with a degree in sports management, rushing from the commencement to meet the team, that was leaving for Florida to play in the Tangerine Bowl that same day … Started his last 27 games at a variety of positions on the offensive line and previously earned three starts among his 23 games on defense, recording 68 tackles (39 solos) with five sacks for minus-58 yards, 13 stops for losses of 68 yards and 14 quarterback pressures.
Max Starks #78 Right tackle
2006: Started the first 14 games of the year before sitting out the last two with a knee injury.
2005: Entered season as starter for the first time…started every game at right tackle…helped the Steelers rank third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (138.9 avg.)…guided the way for first-year starter Willie Parker to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the first time in his career.
2004: Was inactive for first six games...saw action as a reserve in final 10 regular season games and both postseason contests...10/31 vs. New England: made his first appearance as a pro.
Highly regarded prospect coming out of high school who provided stellar play for the Gators at a variety of positions during his three years as a starter … Competed as a left offensive tackle and right guard as a senior after playing left tackle as a junior and right tackle during his sophomore campaign … Was elected a University of Florida Student Senator during his freshman year … Comes from a family rich in football tradition, as six relatives played in the National Football League, including his father, Ross Browner, who was a two-time (1976, 1977) All-American defensive lineman at Notre Dame and was the recipient of the 1976 Outland Trophy and the 1977 Lombardi Trophy. Browner also placed fifth in the 1977 Heisman Trophy balloting and was a first-round selection in the 1978 NFL Draft by Cincinnati … Heavily involved in the community, including serving as a tutor and working with Kids Against Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco … Stared 36 of 43 games during his career, participating in 2,698 plays.
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|11-08-2007, 01:06 PM||#4|
Billy=Semi Tough Big Guy
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: between 5,000 and 10,000 feet elevation
Starks was a damn good college player. He has the pedigree, but don't really know how he is doing in the NFL. Of course I always pull for the high character guys.