DarrellShropshire Posted April 10, 2015 Share Posted April 10, 2015 How would all of you guys feel if we built a powerhouse OL, similar to the one lined up in Dallas? While the OL improved, it was still light years away from being a good OL. Thomas Dimitroff has been very adamant about improving the OL to protect there franchise QB, while also vastly improving the running game. We already have one of the most promising LT in the game, and could be a top 3 LT by the end of his 3rd year. We also have one of the most underrated RG's in the game, in Jon Asamoah, and he is starting to enter his prime. While the draft is filled with talented pass rushers, it also has a lot of depth. With a coach like Quinn he will improve the pass rushers already on the team, while also being able to develop, and bring out the best, of mid round DL. There is also a few first round OL prospects, that have All-Pro potential at LG. Players like La'El Collins and Brandon Scherff would look look awfully great next to Matthews. There is also some very skilled LG prospects in round 2 and 3, like Ali Marpet, AJ Cann, and Tre Jackson.Here is my proposed strategy for you guys:In round one, we select Brandon Scherff, and if he's not there, La'El Collins. After that pick, our OL would look like this:LT - Matthews - While he is young, I am very confident he will be putting on a gold jacket 5 years after his retirement.LG - Scherff/Collins - Both will be All-Pro LG's by year 3. Both have a NASTY mean streak.C - RG - Asamoah - Young, and a great blend of athleticism and strength.RT - In round 2, we select Cedric Ogbuehi. While he didn't have the best year at LT, he is extremely athletic and has a large frame that could add a lot of mass to it. Would be a phenomenal RT in the ZBS.After round 2, our OL would look like this.LT - Jake AKA 'The Bloodline' MatthewsLG - La'El CollinsC - RG - Jon AsamoahRT - Cedric OgbuehiWhile Joe Hawley brings a lot of energy and speed to the C position, he struggles against good DT's and could definitely use an upgrade. In the 3rd round, we select Ali Marpet. Marpet played guard and C in college, but played better T C. He brings leadership and ruggedness to one of the most important positions on the offense. He has elite size, and has a high football IQ.After that pick, our OL for the next 6-10 years is complete.LT - Matthews 6'5" 308RG - Scherff 6'5" 319C - Marpet 6'4" 307RG - Asamoah 6'4" 305RT - Ogbuehi 6'5" 305Not only are all these guys young and have a high football IQ, but they are exceptionally large, while also being very athletic and perfect for the ZBS.With a coach like Quinn, who specializes in developing DL and pass rushers, we are able to set the OL for the next decade, and allowing us to trim the fat off the OL, with players like baker, Konz, etc. While Schraeder and Hawley are serviceable, we need to set our sights for elite and great. This would allow us to have Quinn develop and analyze the talent he has on the defense, without setting the offense back even more, by stacking up on defense, and having mart Ryan sacked 40-50 times this year. It would also improve the running game greatly, regardless of who is back there. We would have 5 athletic maulers. Those are hard robins by, and they would also be taught by the "offensive guru" Kyle Shanahan. I know that this is extremely unlikely, butler it is fun to think about because we would have the best OL in the league in 3 years, and that could be the foundation for a historically elite offense. Flame suit on and ready for the firing squad. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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