Originally Posted by tony hipchest
not even close.
he ripped his knee to shreds like mendehall. if he plays now, he will struggle and 8 out of 10 people who come to messageboards and call raidio shows to vent will simply say he sucks and is a bust of a pick.
and beachum knows the job well enough. he especially knows when to hold to prevent getting the qb blown up. while he can fill in, in a pinch, he still looks like he needs 10-15 lbs added to that frame to be a starting RT on our team.
I was thinking somewhere along the same lines, but didn't want to seem like a downer. he's coming off a major injury + lack of NFL experience = he will not likely do well right away