Originally Posted by teegre
Gilbert is Max Starks, part II.
Adams is Marvel Smith, part II.
Strangely, like Starks, Gilbert is better at LT than at RT. Like Smith, Adams is a R1 talent, who dropped due to his weediness. Neither Starks nor Smith started as rookies; they were given time to develop... something that hasn't been done with Gilbert & Adams. If people can deal with the growing pains... people will be rewarded: by the end of next season, they should be one of the best tackle tandems in the NFL.
Spot on on the Starks-Gillbert comparrison. As for Smith-Adams, Marvel was much more polished and had good foot work coming out of college.
I agree with the upside point of view. We could have the best upcoming line in the league right before our very eyes. And like they say, a great OL will cover a lot of other problems.