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Posted April 8, 2010
Response to Mike Mayock's Redskins-Trent Williams Comment
Mike Mayock is a highly intelligent individual. You can't just have an average brain and be able to be a great draft analyst.
I'm not ruling it out. This is very logical and we know Williams is a more athletic player than Russell Okung. However, Branden Albert was also a more athletic player than Ryan Clady. They had similar measurables, but it was clear that Albert had more mobility and athleticism when you put on the tape.
Mike Shanahan selected Ryan Clady with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
I think Mayock makes some good points and I could very well see the Redskins opt for Williams over Okung, but at the same time Shanahan picked the better tackle prospect instead of the more athletic tackle two years ago.
It's important to make sure to fit your personnel to your scheme, but I just don't think you mess around with the left tackle position because it is so critical to get the right guy when you have the opportunity. Millions of dollars are on the line, as is the future of your franchise.
Like I said, Mayock makes a good case for Trent Williams, but draft history says "not so fast my friend."
I really don't understand why you keep bashing the 49ers contracts. You have to overpay for guys when you have one of the worst rosters in the NFL. Beyond that, they have nearly $70 mill in cap space even after free agency, so what's the big deal if they overspend?