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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Despite his reputation as a premier college offensive tackle, Strief is not good enough to play tackle in the NFL and is best suited to play guard. He has excellent size and natural strength and when he uses his hands ...

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Old 04-30-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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Despite his reputation as a premier college offensive tackle, Strief is not good enough to play tackle in the NFL and is best suited to play guard. He has excellent size and natural strength and when he uses his hands aggressively he is a strong lineman who can hold ground vs. power rushers and drive defensive linemen down the line of scrimmage on down/side blocks. He is a very smart football player who consistently plays to the limits of his ability -- his smartness enables him to communicate very well with other linemen to adjust to defensive line stunts/loops. While he is a limited athlete and lacks the quick feet and agility to pass block well out on an island, he can move and adjust decently in a small area. He is a highly competitive blocker who consistently gives an excellent effort on every block. He is the type of lineman whose intangibles will enable him to be a solid backup offensive lineman in the NFL for a long time -- he can back up both guard and tackle positions. He may not be drafted because of his limited athletic ability, but he should definitely be signed as a free agent because of his size, natural strength, competitiveness, smartness and intangibles.

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Old 04-30-2006, 03:23 PM   #2
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Holy cow... this guy is HUGE... if nothing else it would take the D a long time to get around him.
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Good 7th round pick... I like em. You really can't screw up with those 7th rounders.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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famous last works coming from a Saints fan... lol.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:28 PM   #5
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I'm not sure about him personally, but I enjoyed watching their offense this year. In all honesty, I wouldn't mind having Northwestern's QB, Basanez, either. He may go undrafted.

It's not like we need another QB on the roster, though.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:28 PM   #6
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no you can't papz and i swear every guy we have picked just about have the same type of characteristics. smart and works hard every play. man this is for sure what we have lacked. draft them that way and you don't ahve to teach them it
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:33 PM   #7
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kiper said he had this guy going in the 4rth or 5th
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:40 PM   #8
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then that sure makes him a bargain for us...I'm just happy about the strong depth we seem to be getting on the Oline inthe last 2 days.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:48 PM   #9
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yeah and they appear to be solid character and work guys. i really like this draft. oh well. i just find it funny that just about every pick says the same thing - smart and works hgard
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:07 PM   #10
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Sounds like Ditka ROFL! And we all know what happened to all his players...
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