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Draft Prospects: Jake Long

February 13th, 2008

I’ve been thinking about this for quite a while now, and our top needs are left tackle, quarterback, and running back IMO. We have the chance to get the best tackle in this draft with our first round pick, and no one is really talking about it. Do they realize how great of a leader Jake Long is? He has average footwork, and he might be projected as a right tackle to some, but if we needed to, we can move Weiner to left tackle because of how well he’s done against the finesse ends last year especially against J. Peppers.

Long is huge, and I’m starting to wonder why we would draft someone like Ellis or Dorsey when we can draft a later round defensive tackle that we can bring up in the NFL behind a veteran like Grady Jackson. I’m talking about Red Bryant who seems to be able to develop into a very solid UT for a 4-3.

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  1. Aaron
    February 13th, 2008 at 19:30 | #1

    In my humble opinion, Bryant is a fifth round prospect. Fat and lazy, not exactly the person I’d settle on instead of Ellis or Dorsey.

  2. Dave the Falconer
    February 17th, 2008 at 13:42 | #2

    I’m with Aaron here. I wouldn’t mind taking a flier on Bryant later in the draft, but if we’re serious about defensive tackle we ought to be looking at Dorsey first.

  3. Anonymous
    February 22nd, 2008 at 20:52 | #3

    long first, woodson second, thomas brown third. quarterback protection, damn fine QB, power back. all there is to a good ATL offense.

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