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If he's at 380 now and has the motor they say he does, imagine what he could do in the middle of our d-line. Surely we have good enough depth at tackle to at least give this some consideration!
Too tall, and he's really going to be needed on the OL.
No sir. He's 100% RT or G, IMHO.
Not saying he should play the position, but Cody was listed at 6'7. You think he was too tall?
This post was edited by tidefan86 15 months ago
Well, I understand being too tall but at that position all you're trying to do is hold the nose and demand a double team right? Surely you don't need leverage to do that right? I guess if you're that tall guys can then actually get under you and move you.
I started looking at our depth at that position and man, we're going to be hurting unless Ivory can get his conditioning straight. I trust the staff to make sure that happens but after that, we're talking redshirt and true freshman having to play some quality minutes.
we don't have any depth at tackle.
Ivory has lost around 25-30 pounds since arriving to campus. I think his conditioning is ok.
You can play NT or DT at 6'5 + but it is rare (Henderson/Haynesworth) Typically OT's are the taller ones.
I have not really ever seen anybody play good football much over 350 lbs... sure there are a few exceptions, but he is going to have to drop some major weight to play OT. Like 335-345 range TOPS
The passing of an ACT test by a certain member of our incoming class should alleviate all worries of the NG position for several years. Also, that certain incoming player must out-perform Darren Lake (no tiny person himself) to gain minutes behind Brandon Ivory. Then there is Tomlinson, who some feel will be the next Gentry at the position. Therefore, here's hoping that Brandon Hill becomes a motor grader of a RT in several years and helps to keep The Tide as the premiere rushing offense in the country.
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