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Rodger Saffold (OT, Indiana)

Discussion in '2010 Draft Archive' started by NYPacker, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. NYPacker

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    With the resignings of Tauscher and Clifton I don't think OT will be the number 1 priority anymore in the draft. I am still a big fan of us taking Charles Brown at pick 23 but am leaning towards trading down and taking Saffold instead. He's very underrated, athletic and poses just as much upside as any of the other OT's in the draft. I couldn't find an analysis so I'll post up 2 highlight tapes.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xwFyT3u2CQ]YouTube - Rodger Saffold vs. Brandon Graham[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2RhIVoAZ6U"]YouTube- Rodger Saffold East West Shrine Practice[/ame]
     
  2. PackersRS

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    Wow, he was terrible against Michigan...

    But as I said, the dropoff from the top 5 or 6 OTs to the rest is huge...
     
  3. Ghost of Billy Mays

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    I question the talent he played against in the Big 10. I want a baller, not someone who looked good in practice. I do agree that OT is no longer priority number 1 @ the 23 spot.
     
  4. turbo69

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    I do not agree at all with the thought of not making OT a priority, just because Clifton and Tausher are signed. Sure.........lets have Colledge or Barber step in when one of those guys gets hurt............not. How soon we all forget. Its like saying..........I just filled my gas tank up........and even though I am driving to Seattle .....from Jersey........and don't have enough money for gas to get there.........the tank is full now so I am really not worried about it right now. Protecting Rogers better be a priority.
     
  5. PackersRS

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    It's not because of someone stepping in if they get hurt. I don't know if the rookie will be able to step in. Sure, Long, Clady and Oher could, but it's not the rule.

    The importance of getting a LT in this year's draft is because of THE FUTURE. Chances are both Tauscher and Clifton won't be able to perform at a high level next season. Lang will be ready at RT, but we need a guy NOW to groom for NEXT SEASON.

    If not, then we'll have to throw a rookie LT under the fire, which is not easy to do AT ALL.
     
  6. DILLIGAFF

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    If for some reason the teams before the Pack pick other positions and there is a top 5 rated LT available we should get him. It comes down to who is available and what the other teams do before us.
     
  7. PackersRS

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    As I said before:

    Russell Okung
    Trent Williams
    Anthony Davis
    Bryan Bulaga
    Charles Brown

    If any of those guys are available, it's a no-brainer.

    Mike Iupati
    Bruce Campbell

    If any of those two is available, they should be heavily considered.
     
  8. turbo69

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    I totally agree. The line needs to be the priority here. Anything we can do in the draft (1st 2 rounds) to ensure we don't go through the same BS as last year.......would be great.
     

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