Who do we all see as the best pass blocking OG and OT (R or L) in the draft?
In the first Jets loss Jason Taylor recorded the only sack, I assume this was against Matt Light.
In the play-off loss, Ellis had 2 sacks, Pace 1, Pouha 1 and 1 came from Drew Coleman on a safety blitz. That's 5 of 6 sacks coming from the Jets' DL, 4 if Taylor was coming as an OLB. Our OL has to improve, they are getting old and slowing down; Light (33), Kaczur (32), Koppen (31).
I don't see any value OTs in this draft, no Sebastian Vollmer sitting there late 2nd.
I think Carimi is the best run blocker of the bunch and would be a beast if we put him on the right side. I'm starting to think we need to give up on the Watt idea and take either Pouncey or Carimi at 17. Maybe we can manoeuvre to get both.
Remember the SB years when we had one of the youngest and best OLs in football? Madden used to talk about it and how BB was smart to lock these guys up for multiple years. Well, they aren't young and locked up any more.
Gabe Carimi scouting report.
Pass blocking: Has the elite agility and nimble feet to protect the quarterback's blindside. Very difficult to turn the corner against because of his lateral movement and solid footwork. Also protects the inside lane. Delivers a strong hand punch capable of knocking back an opponent, and is able to recoil and extend. Uses his length to block his man with one hand and knock an edge blitzer off his path with the other. Quick to cut on bubble screens and reverses, though he could get more of his man's legs to be truly effective. Bends at the waist while engaged; usually holds on to prevent secondary rush but will also end up on the ground too often.
Run blocking: His true strength is as a blocker for the Badger run game. Has strong upper- and lower-body builds despite his height. Plays with leverage against stout defensive ends and tackles on the edge, can get under their pads and churn his legs to move them down or off the line. Effective combo blocker, gets a hand on inside rusher and still manages to push defensive ends and linebackers out of the play on rushing plays designed to go behind him. Leans or bends at the waist to latch on at times and gets shed and loses his balance.
Mike Pouncey scouting report.
Pass blocking: Provides a quick initial punch before easing out of his stance. Good balance and lateral agility to mirror the defender. Strong, active hands and long arms allow him to keep his opponent controlled. Can get a little high with his pad level, but shows impressive flexibility and core strength in being able to anchor against a quality bull rush. Struggled early in the year snapping the ball with accuracy out of the shotgun and getting his hands up quickly in pass protection. Has the agility to move back outside to guard.
Run blocking: Quick off the snap. Latches on, shows very good upper-body strength and lateral agility and can turn the defender away from the ballcarrier. Plays with good pad level and shows some nastiness in his game. Looks to drive his assignment downfield or into the turf.