View Full Version : NFL Draft Pioli and Ferentz have not talked about Bulaga
04-19-2010, 11:37 AM
"In the spy-versus-spy world of mock drafting, I've thought for a while that Bulaga was a natural to go to Kansas City at five. GM Scott Pioli is so close with Ferentz I thought at one point he might try to hire him as his head coach in Kansas City. But Ferentz told me he hasn't spoken with Pioli about Bulaga this offseason, and Pioli hasn't been to Iowa City since the fall. Hmmm. Another layer to consider about the landing spot of Bulaga. I think he'll be picked in the top 14; I doubt he'll get past Seattle's second pick of the first round."
04-19-2010, 11:38 AM
04-19-2010, 11:46 AM
SMOKE SCREEN I TELLS YOU! SMOKE SCREEN! Pioli will trade up to the 1st pick to draft Baluga. :)
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04-19-2010, 11:48 AM
Damn, I swear I read this yesterday...
04-19-2010, 12:05 PM
I hear more rumors on Williams out of Okie than the whale.
04-19-2010, 12:41 PM
04-19-2010, 12:44 PM
nor should they talk about him....
04-19-2010, 12:46 PM
Repostmuh bad ... didn't see it
04-19-2010, 12:51 PM
Heres something else interesting from that column...King makes a case that arm length for OT's is overrated....
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Arm length. Another one of the newfangled stats we can't seem to live without this time of year. The theory is that left tackles, because they have to get their hands on quick pass-rushers to the outside and push them off their path to the passer, need to have arms a couple of inches longer than interior linemen. Some scouts grade players down significantly, for instance, if they have 33-inch arms. Like, for instance, Iowa's Bryan Bulaga. His arms are 33¼ inches long. That's three-quarters of an inch shorter than the arms of Rutgers' Anthony Davis, one inch shorter than Oklahoma's Trent Williams, and 2¾ inches shorter than Russell Okung of Oklahoma State. Those are the top four tackles in the draft. The preferred arm length for left tackles: 34½ or longer.
Let's see exactly how much it matters. The arm length of the first tackle picked in the past five drafts:
Year Player, School NFL Team Arm length
2009 Jason Smith, Baylor St. Louis 33
2008 Jake Long, Michigan Miami 32 7/8
2007 Joe Thomas, Wisconsin Cleveland 32
2006 D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Virginia Jets 35
2005 Jammal Brown, Oklahoma New Orleans 34
I wouldn't listen to the geniuses who say 34½- or 35-inch arms are vital to the success of a left tackle because the best two young ones in the game, Thomas and Long, are sub-33.
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04-19-2010, 01:01 PM
That's good news
04-19-2010, 01:28 PM
Why would they? Put tape on of Bulaga vs Graham and you get the picture of what happend when kids slept wit Michael Jackson.
04-19-2010, 01:37 PM
King is an idiot. Arm length may not matter past a certain point, but Joe Thomas and Jake Long are not the two best young LT in the game.
In fact, Jake Long rated out by football outsiders as 31st and 7th on his two ALY responsibilities and Miami as a whole was in the bottom half of the league in sacks allowed and adjusted sack rate.
Cleveland was also meh in those ratings as well, with Thomas' run blocking grading out as 4th and 26th
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