I would love to trade down as much as anyone. I’m just not confident we will get a reasonable offer to do so. If we are going OL @5, personally I’d want Lindstrom over Jonah Williams. Lindstrom isn’t quite Quinton Nelson, but he’s closer than Jonah is to Tyrone Smith or any top NFL LTs.
Deiter is my favorite OL in this draft (by a stretch), but I feel like he’s probably in the Ragnow territory; late 1st or early 2nd. If we trade back to the 20s (accruing multiple picks), I would be all for it.
I’m less enamored of Jonas Williams than others I think, but I think his odds of being a + pass blocking LT and Zone blocker is likely.
I don’t remotely understand the speculation that he would be a better OG. I see no evidence for that on the tape and his best asset is his smooth, stable, and quick kickslide left and his ability to Reach Block Edge players (Outside Zone) in the running game.
All this Nelson hype and he didn’t make a goddamn difference to the Colts record. Luck averaged 10 wins a year before Nelson, got 10 wins with him.
Just no to any interior OL or DL that high.
So youre going all the way back to 2014 and further to reach for your point? And your conveniently leaving out the fact that he was one of the most sacked QB in the league, getting abused behind a crappy Oline to the point where injuries derailed him in 2015 in which he went 2-5 before going out. Leaving out how he came back in 2016 but was still beat up and proceeded to take a whopping 41 sacks behind his horrible Oline, which is more than Winston has ever had in a single season, and finished 8-7. Leaving out the fact that his entire 2017 was lost because he was injured from getting repeatedly beat up behind that horrible Oline and Colts finished 4-12. And finally leaving out fact that with Nelson in 2018 he was sacked only 18 times, and insanely dramatic reduction in the amount of times sacked in a single season compared to any year of his career.
You’re implying Nelson didnt help luck at all. Bottom line is his sacked per pass attempt percentage this season with Nelson was lower than any 18 seasons of Tom Bradys NFL career. Nelson most likely helped luck extend his career.