Top Guards In The Draft

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by The Hammer, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. The Hammer

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    @rekirts made a good point today. We have a real weakness at Guard and with two first round picks there is a good chance one of them will be a Guard. Whether we like it or not the Titans are likely to be looking at the top Guards for the 2017 draft.

    Here are a couple of sites to look at:

    WalterFootball.com: 2017 NFL Draft: Guards Rankings

    NFL Draft - 2017 NFL Draft Prospects - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com

    The top candidates at this point appear to be:

    1. [​IMG] Quenton Nelson*, G, Notre Dame
      Height: 6-5. Weight: 325.
      Projected 40 Time: 5.15.
      Projected Round (2017): 1.
      10/15/16: Nelson has been dominating in 2016. He is strong at the point of attack to open holes in the ground game and athletic in pass protection. Nelson has been excellent at protecting quarterback DeShone Kizer. Sources say that Nelson is getting first-round grades, and one national scout told WalterFootball.com that they think Nelson is a future Pro Bowler.

      Nelson broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and did an impressive job of opening holes for C.J. Prosise. As a freshman in 2014, Nelson was on the scout team. He is a true junior that has really impressed NFL scouts.

    2. [​IMG] Ethan Pocic, G/C, LSU
      Height: 6-7. Weight: 309.
      Projected 40 Time: 5.39.
      Projected Round (2017): 1-3.
      10/15/16: Pocic has played well overall this season. He is an athletic center who is well-balanced as a run blocker and pass protector.

      8/6/16: Pocic was very good in 2015. The second-year starter made an impact at the point of attack with well-rounded play in the ground game and reliability in pass protection. Pocic helped open a lot of holes for Leonard Fournette to have a massive 2015 season.

      Pocic has natural athleticism and is excellent at hitting blocks on the second level. He does a quality job of sustaining his blocks and has strong technique with hand placement. While Pocic isn't a true bull as a run blocker, he is effective at opening holes in the ground game.

      In pass protection, Pocic has been very reliable. He is good at hitting double teams on tackles and also is smart in his positioning. He also has the athleticism and quickness to help handle interior speed rushers. Adding some strength to his base will help him against the heavy, powerful 3-4 nose tackles who are in the NFL. Pocic has an interesting body type for the next level. He is taller than most teams like to have at center, but that is if his listed height is accurate, and more often than not, schools exaggerate the height and weight of players.
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  2. rekirts

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    Why only draft one of them? Lewan Nelson Jones Pocic Conklin sounds good to me.
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  3. Fry

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    I swear to ****ing baby Jesus, if we take another guard in the first ****ing round....
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  4. The Hammer

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    Come draft time I can see some of the top Guards visiting
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  5. Ontario Titan

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    It's not going to happen, better chance Manning becomes part owner..lol
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  6. The Hammer

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    You's trollin

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  7. CuseTitansFan

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    We have a top 5 O-line in the NFL right now and that is probably being conservative. If we drafted any O-line anywhere near the first 3 rounds, it would be a terrible idea.
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  8. Ontario Titan

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    She's cute
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  9. The Hammer

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  10. The Hammer

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    I do not see a top 5 OL
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