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LedBetter get's last laugh on McGary?


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1 hour ago, D.B.N. said:

Seems like another first round bust. Was never a fan of this pick 

He may or may not end up being a bust but it is far too early to determine now.

To me, how he responds to this season will be very important. Is he a fighter that will take the season, learn and improve from it and use it to his advantage? Or will he allow it to send his career in the wrong direction?

Hopefully he knows how to turn failure into fuel for success.

 

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I'd be more worried about him if he hadn't shown such flashes throughout the season. His conditioning is just awful - which makes sense, given he didn't get the preseason/TC time he should have if not for his heart problems. Makes the rookie transition even harder. Give him time and run the ball more imho.

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He has time, but he has to be better.  I think my biggest thing issues are 1.) we traded up for him 2.) he has a medical issue that may ultimately limit him.  It just seems as if you reached for someone that isn't really a first round talent, but also has issues that may hold him back.  So you didn't even get a deal because the medical dropped him and made him a more of a value if he works out.  Its just a risk, a risk with capital that we can't seem to take.  I hope it gets better, if not, oh well, same ole Falcons.

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His strength is in the run game. We pass 70% of the time.  Drafting for the scheme you run is important.  
 

Tge good news is he has the athleticism to reach 2nd level blocks.   None of our guards can reach those blocks on a consistent basis.  Lindstrom can, Wes can.  Let’s try it out

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I think he will be fine in time. He missed most of training camp and has played next to a turnstile at right guard. That being said, he does need to improve significantly. I am not convinced that he doesn’t end up at guard himself before it’s over with. He has the potential to be a mauler as a run blocker especially. 

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4 minutes ago, marvinthemartian said:

I think he will be fine in time. He missed most of training camp and has played next to a turnstile at right guard. That being said, he does need to improve significantly. I am not convinced that he doesn’t end up at guard himself before it’s over with. He has the potential to be a mauler as a run blocker especially. 

I agree, worst case he moved inside to G and he's a devastating run blocker there. He's a rookie and this stuff happens, and Jake Matthews has regressed as well, making me wonder if we don't have schematic issues. 

Actually, I know we have schematic issues

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Bedwetter went after him for being socially awkward...he is disqualified from getting last laugh for being such a tool.

it was well known he needed to be revamped in pass pro, and we are seeing that. I honestly was surprised he started this year. The silver lining is he is very inconsistent but has shown some glimpses of being a legit NFL starter.

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Way too early to call him a bust. He’s a freakin rookie. Most rooks get handled. That’s why it blows my mind that people want to tank for rookie saviors to come in and fill gaping Dimi holes on day one. Don’t be surprised if Lindstrom gets his as handed to him when he comes back.

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1 hour ago, Gee-Q said:

That's weak... you can't deem someone a bust after 12 games... 

If that was the case, we would've cut Roddy White.... so there's that

Statistics of course do not always tell the whole story. McGary went into the season out of 'game shape', and never really caught-up to the rest of the NFL in my opinion. Saw him give-up most of his sacks in the 4th Quarter, when in my opinion, he would hit a brick wall almost every game. 

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1 hour ago, robertap said:

Of all of the Ledbetter trash out there, this article really isn't too bad.  He points out that McGary is last currently, but also includes that he's gone up against fierce competition, and has been learning.  He also includes Koetter's positives.

He took a lot of heat for that move back then, so he's going to be discreet and not come out and make a scene with this article. My question is should this particular stat on this particular player warrant press or even headlines? 

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7 minutes ago, FalconFanSince1969 said:

Except every single draft site had him right where we took him. 

Most had him in the 2-3 range 

Washington_logo.gif Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington 
Height: 6-6. Weight: 317. Arm: 33.63. Hand: 10.25.
40 Time: 5.05. 10-Yd: 1.83. Three Cone: 7.66.
Bench: 23. Vertical: 33.5. Broad: 9-3.
Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

4/24/19: McGary's run blocking is ahead of his pass protection, but he was solid for the Huskies. He has good size at the point of attack and decent technique. McGary accepted an invitation to play at the Senior Bowl and had a nice week. Team sources say that McGary's combine interview was disappointing and they have concerns about his football I.Q, but they believe that he could become a quality right tackle in the NFL. Most team sources were projecting him to the second or third round, although a few thought he might sneak into the end of the first round.

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