View Full Version : What happened to the tackles??

02-01-2006, 09:05 AM
Leading up to senior bowl week, there was a lot of talk (even from the professionals like Kiper) how the 2006 draft was a very good year for OT's. You had Brick, Winston, McNeill, Justice and Scott all as potential first rounders.

A week later and Brick has distanced himself and the other 4 guys have seem to fallen quite a bit.

Do you throw out 3 or 4 seasons of football and rely so heavily on the senior bowl practices? One thing I noticed was that in the game the tackles, for the most part, had lots of trouble with pass protection against future 3-4 OLB's.

02-01-2006, 09:08 AM

That's precisely what happened.

The guy that was hurt the most was Marcus McNeill, IMO. He's a big, big guy and an excellent run blocking prospect.

But they spent alot of time in pass rush drills in the practices and he apparently struggled.