Originally Posted by VaDave
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.
Thank you for bringing some rational thought to this topic. Smith was graded by many scouts as a late 1st round pick in his draft year. A guy that was tabbed to play LT in the NFL and did very well when Wayne Gandy left.
Adams and Gilbert will be fine. So many here are hacking on Gilbert as being some kind of slug, but watch his combine film http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combin...Marcus-Gilbert
or better yet, if you can find his game tape against the Eagles his rookie year in preseason, you see a guy that handles speed rushers.
I still think we got a decent starting OT in Adams at a bargain.