Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by twodaparty, Feb 19, 2019.
Top OL. From Mel Kiper’s big board.
The question is how reliable is Mel Kiper?
Still no question UF's OL is taking a hit losing Taylor who worked his way from being a 3 star recruit to a 1st round draft pick.
2019 NFL Draft Player Profile: Jawaan Taylor - The Draft Network
I don’t know why we haven’t been better along the line over the past couple of years. It wasn’t a lack of talent.
We were solid on OL under Mullen last year. Under Mac there were problems on the field and in the weight room.
I'm not sure how many people realize this. Our OL play allowed us to be able to run the ball which took pressure off of Franks' need to throw. We saw a reduction in 3rd and long plays.
He very well could be taking early in the NFL draft. Hope it's in the first round too.
This is from Kiper's latest first round mock draft
Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
I'm sticking with an offensive lineman for Jacksonville here, as I believe the organization is more likely to go after a veteran quarterback like Nick Foles or Teddy Bridgewater over a rookie. This is a talented team that has to have more consistent QB play to get back to the playoffs in 2019. Could Tom Coughlin trust a rookie starter? Taylor will likely play right tackle at the next level -- he made 33 starts there in college -- and he could step in and start on Day 1 for the Jags.
I’ve read where Green Bay wants Polite as their first pick, too. Kiper thinks it’s Burns from FSU. Has Polite as #5 edge.
I think it’s going to be Bosa, Josh Allen, Polite. Burns is a liability in the run game
His body is completely different because of new strength coach and he has learned under Hevy so his footwork is better
Lot of hard work and first round talent
Great for him and us
I think part of our O line problems in years past was just terrible plays and play calling. I remember other teams calling out our plays before the snap.. hell, I was calling out our plays before the snap. Makes it kind of hard to block.
Having said the above, we lost a LOT of experience and talent on the O line. They will define how far we go and could make Franks look great or badly pressure his abilities. All a system with each piece effecting the others, but trust Mullen to use his best players as well as possible.
Well, we certainly got better over the course of the year. I think we ended up being solid. If your point is that we had some hangover from Mac that took some time to work out, then that may be a lot of it. But we had a great deal of depth and talent, and two very good RBs, a scheme that let our athletic QB add yards on the ground, guys like Toney that could make something out of nothing - and even by the end of last year we were only “solid”.
Our offensive line was damn good after about game 3 or 4. They really started to push people around once they got comfortable in the scheme
Another victory for Jim McElwain.
I’ll bet savage had as much or more of an impact on the team as the schemes
Pretty good for a three star prospect. Props to the old staff for getting after him to get in shape. He was a fat ass in high school.
This should help on the recruiting front. Hevesy can point to JT's growth in one season from inconsistent sophomore to first rounder as a jr, and justifiably claim it was due to S&C and coaching.
We had guys here writing him off coming into last year.
I was one who had concerns after seeing him regress his sophomore season.