I love this pick. This kid is so underrated because he was overshadowed by Eichenberg. He is going to be an absolute beast no matter where he plays, and he can play both tackle and guard. If Cappa regresses or when they decide to move on from Smith, he can replace either one.
Very short arms. But a team captain, captain of his IMG team, very smart, doesn’t mash people but never loses. He is a great pickup, a technician. Knows the nuances of the game, killed it at the senior bowl, where he handled his business with vigor. He is t really a nasty dude, but he will do his job +1.
Great pickup, liking it more and more as I sit here. I think the Trask pick dulled the joy for a minute because he is such a crappy pick. But glad the Bucs got him.
He was snapping the ball at center with good technique and results at the senior bowl. So definitely a guard type. Won’t hurt that he has a ton of knowledge about how to play RT either. So in a pinch, if something awful happens to Tristan…this is why that second round pick sucks. Could have drafted Minerz as well. One guy goes down, another steps in and the loss is t felt as harshly…Brady can still move on. If anyone can coach linemen it’s Brady. He’s a better mentor for them than he will be to Trash Trask for sure.
Just hope he ends up better than Quinn Meinerz. I thought that was the G/C most Bucs fans thought would be a perfect fit. Even Kiper as he drooled over Meinerz when picked, said his comparison was “Ryan Jensen from TB. A guy defenses hate playing against, a nasty tone setter who really gets after it and likes mixing it up “ – Oh okay, sooo a Ryan Jensen comparison didn’t make sense for TB with said Ryan Jensen a FA next year? 🤔
Kiper, Jeremiah, PFF, literally everyone had Quinn Meinerz higher. Jeremiah compared him to Ali Marpet a month ago. So this guy was compared to TWO different Buc interior linemen? Jeremiah predicted he’d be better than Marpet as well.
Idk man, I get that no pick was gonna break the line up but wouldn’t you want to hope to reload and be able to replace a FA maybe? Imho Tryon, position player( McNeil ?)and Meinerz sure looks a whole lot better than what we have.
I hope I’m wrong, truly do. Cus every other playoff team got stronger. Wash was a 5 pt game with about 4 mins to go. They are drastically better. KC ? Much improved.
Problem with this guy is he’s not athletic enough to play tackle and probably not powerful enough to start at G. Maybe LG. Center might be his best chance at being a starter. Probably just a career backup at several interior positions. A necessary need on any roster but don’t think this guy has great upside.
He played very well at the senior bowl…so he has the strength and pedigree. He isn’t going to mail oeople, but he is an effective blocker who keeps the play design on point with efficiency, and blocking. Not by murdering people like Nelson. This was a good selection.