Can Guard Mike Johnson Earn a Starting Spot?

Can Johnson Take Over a Starting Guard Position?

 Well, obviously Mike Johnson will not come in and replace either left guard Justin Blalock or right guard Harvey Dahl this year, but the Falcons front office surely have some long-term plans for Johnson since they spent a third rounder on him and will have all 3 guards (Harvey Dahl, Justin Blalock, and Quinn Ojinnaka) due to become free agents after this year if no new deal is reached. Justin Blalock and Harvey Dahl seem to be set in their starting guard spots after being the frontline starters the last two years, but you never know once camp starts.

Johnson comes to the Falcons with one of the best resumes for any lineman drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. Mike Johnson was a three year starter at Alabama in which they compiled a pretty outstanding record, only suffering two losses in two seasons and included two SEC Championship appearances, an SEC Title, and a National Championship. Not to mention that Johnson also was a major part of paving the way for running back Mark Ingram to win the Heisman Trophy in a very close competition. First team All-American and first team All-SEC. Perhaps the biggest recognition to be heaped on Johnson is the fact that he leaves the storied program of Alabama as playing in more games (54) than any other player in Crimson Tide history. That alone should merit some serious consideration that Johnson may have a future starting very soon.

The former Alabama guard has excellent size (6’5, 312) and could legitimately challenge for a starting spot in the near future, even if not this year. Johnson has an excellent motor, long arms, will work to the second level, and is smart with terrific instincts and awareness. Some knocks on him include not being strong enough, not being stout at the point of attack, and is not overly quick or agile. Obviously the question is not whether Johnson figures into the long term plans, but how soon might Johnson break into the starting lineup.

2009 Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line (9)

4 Tackles – Sam Baker, Tyson Clabo, Garrett Reynolds, Will Svitek

3 Guards – Harvey Dahl, Justin Blalock, Quinn Ojinnaka

2 Centers – Todd McClure, Brett Romberg

Guard Ranks According to ProFootballFocus.com

Overall Ranking (using comprehensive stats)

Harvey Dahl – 25th (2.9 score)

Quinn Ojinnaka – 56th (-4.4 score)

Justin Blalock – 73rd (-13.0 score)

Top Rating – Jahri Evans (29.4 score)

Pass Block Ranking

Quinn Ojinnaka – 19th (5.1 score)

Harvey Dahl – 36th (2.6 score)

Justin Blalock – 44th (1.4 score)

Top Rating – Steve Hutchison (13.3)

Run Block Ranking

Harvey Dahl – 29th (2.8 score)

Quinn Ojinnaka – 66th (-5.5 score)

Justin Blalock – 74th (-9.4 score)

Top Rating – Jahri Evans (27.1)

QB Sacks

Quinn Ojinnaka – 0, Justin Blalock – 2, Harvey Dahl – 3

QB Hits

Quinn Ojinnaka – 2, Harvey Dahl – 1, Justin Blalock – 13 (ranked last)

QB Pressures

Quinn Ojinnaka – 1, Harvey Dahl – 10, Justin Blalock – 12

The above stats are just that….cold statistics that don’t tell the entire story, such as Quinn Ojinnaka had lower numbers mainly because he only had 333 snaps, compared to over 1,000 a piece for Blalock and Dahl. The statistics also don’t factor in opponents faced, running back effectiveness, offensive coordinator’s play-calls, and offensive balance to name a few. For instance, Jahri Evans took the overall top rating, but gave up 15 QB Pressures and 2 QB Sacks himself.

The comprehensive stats do at least give a gauge on where the weakest link might lie on the offensive line. Although Harvey Dahl was far from perfect and only ranked in the top third himself, Justin Blalock ranked near the bottom in several categories and proves to be the weakest of the guards. Ojinnaka surely had good numbers, but had only a third of the snaps that Blalock and Dahl did. The most interesting prospect is the fact that all 3 guards will be due to become unrestricted free agents this year if no new deal is reached. Even though he proved to be very capable in a smaller number of appearances, Ojinnaka will be fighting for his professional life when training camp rolls around in August. Common wisdom would think that Dimitroff will re-up either Dahl or Blalock, but the big question is: will Mike Johnson become a starter sooner, later, or maybe not at all?

**Special Thanks to ProFootballFocus.com for their excellent stats

Expert Fans Turn

-Time to give your excellent insight and opinion on the guard situation

-Was Mike Johnson a good pick in the 3rd round?

-Should the Falcons have pulled the trigger earlier or waited on guard?

-Simply put, Is Mike Johnson a future starter at guard?

-Any chance that Mike Johnson takes over this year?

-Out of the 3 guards (Dahl, Blalock, Ojinnaka), who should TD re-sign?

-Should TD consider moving Clabo to guard?

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Sarah B

May 2nd, 2010
10:41 pm

Yes it would be the Vet Across from Lowe’s on Peachtree.

Screen Pass

May 2nd, 2010
10:48 pm

Lol! I live by there…behind the university further up the road. I took my doggie there for the last this week…he was 18 yrs old and it was time. I’m still a bit of a sad panda about it but I didn’t want him to suffer.

Sarah B

May 2nd, 2010
10:50 pm

Crap Screen Pass I didn’t mean to upset you.

Sporkdevil

May 2nd, 2010
10:51 pm

It’s pretty clear that Johnson is going to be starting on this team probably at the beginning of the 2011 season. I’m still not certain who gets the boot though.

It seems that Dahl is much more of a Dimitroff type of player. He has played very well, has that mean streak, that chip on his soldier, etc. I would bet if Dimitroff plans to keep him, he resigns him part of the way through the season like the Jenkins and Babineaux signings.

I think the LG will deal with the better pass rushers, compared to RG. I may be mistaken, but I think it is usually the LG that gives up the most sacks, or at least, a lot higher than I had thought. When the LT has to pick up someone on the outside, the LG is 1 on 1 with the best pass rusher. All in all, I’m not sure if Blalock is to blame for the stats, but I’m not totally sold on him yet.

I would think Blalock can be restricted next year and still traded for some value, but similar to most McKay draft picks, I’m not sure if he has the drive to be a pro bowl player in this league.

I just cannot imagine us keeping Blalock but letting Dahl go. Both could go, but we would have to draft another guard next year, which doesn’t sound very likely to me.

I like Johnson though. You should be able to google a photo of him without a helmet grabbing on(I think) Joe Haden’s foot. Pretty good size, and has that nasty streak that Dahl has.

Screen Pass

May 2nd, 2010
10:54 pm

OK, on to Mike Johnson.

-Was Mike Johnson a good pick in the 3rd round? – Yes, I believe so.

-Should the Falcons have pulled the trigger earlier or waited on guard? – Guards can generally be gotten in the later rounds to good effect. Spending a high pick on a Tackle will prolly be in the cards soon.

-Simply put, Is Mike Johnson a future starter at guard? – He has the pedigree and resume to certainly make that a good prediction.

-Any chance that Mike Johnson takes over this year? Doubt it. Let the other “uglies” soak up the wear and tear while he learns.

-Out of the 3 guards (Dahl, Blalock, Ojinnaka), who should TD re-sign? – Dahl

-Should TD consider moving Clabo to guard? – Consider it if he pulls a better tackle out of FA or in 2011 draft.

Screen Pass

May 2nd, 2010
10:56 pm

You didn’t upset me Sarah B. It’s funny that you mentioned it…makes this city seem smaller. :)

Sarah B

May 2nd, 2010
11:05 pm

Yes it does Screen Pass.

Sarah B

May 2nd, 2010
11:18 pm

They just issued a flood watch for my DeKalb County home ,

Sarah B

May 2nd, 2010
11:21 pm

Should I close my window?

Sarah B

May 2nd, 2010
11:22 pm

Please , please , please no water in the basement – sorry not Falcons.

Sarah B

May 2nd, 2010
11:23 pm

100 % rain for Monday – all day.

Big Ray

May 2nd, 2010
11:29 pm

Sarah B, SW, JJ, CBrass and the gang ,

Trust me, it’s all good. I was just pokin’ fun at y’all and trying to let you know I don’t take myself or my profession too seriously (like some do). I bleed red just like anybody else, and will bend at the waist to those who serve this country before ever tooting my horn about my service to this state. And I know y’all didn’t mean any harm whatsoever, hence the LOL smiley face.

Thanks for the love anyhow, comes too few and far between, but hey…everybody works in a thankless profession of their own, do they not? Doesn’t matter what your calling is, there is always somebody there to take you for granted or criticize what you do. I am always trying to be extra polite to anybody who is providing me a service, whether it be a waiter/waitress, somebody at the drive thru, bank teller, somebody on customer service over the phone, whatever. You might be the only bright spot in somebody’s total hell hole of a day. Or, you could be the last straw on the camel’s back. I choose the former every chance I get and discourage the latter. Nobody deserves to be treated like crap.

Okay, off of the soap box and back to D3’s brilliant blog topic…

Big Ray

May 2nd, 2010
11:31 pm

Be careful up there, Sarah .

Sarah B

May 2nd, 2010
11:36 pm

Where Big Ray – Dekalb? – I’m good – have an alarm. I’m going to bed.

BufordBob

May 2nd, 2010
11:42 pm

Let’s hope the storms somehow miss your place Sarah B.

While adding Johnson as insurance makes sense, hard to see him staying on the bench in 2011 with contracts both Dahl & Blalock coming up.

The real questions seems more like how many chances will he get to see the field this year in preparation & which side they start him out on.

Keep in mind that Blalock ahould be cheaper than Dahl.

BufordBob

May 2nd, 2010
11:43 pm

waynester

May 2nd, 2010
11:44 pm

Screen Pass
Sorry for your loss, but thanks for the Sexual Harrassment Panda reference…You gotta laugh– what else can you do….

SeminoleWarrior

May 2nd, 2010
11:51 pm

A very interesting question. It does appear that the Falcons have concerns about the interior of the offensive line. Over the last two seasons, we have taken three linemen that all have very similiar stat lines. They all have noted mean streaks, extensive playing time including starting streaks of over 30 games at their respective programs, solid leadership skills, and a nack for not making mistakes. All are blue chippers, masters of their crafts, and noted hard workers.

Most importantly, each of the three are noted for being excellent in pass protection. They have the size to anchor inside which should be a plus in the run game. But the ability to seal the pocket for the QB has been an issue for the Falcons, especially last season. Garrett Reynolds and Mike Johnson each have experience at tackle and guard. Joe Hawley has experience at center and guard.

Given Johnson’s left side ties and Reynolds connections to the right, it appears that both guard positions may be in a state of flux. Both men also have the ability to move outside to the tackle positions on their respective side. This gives us several options. Additionally, Johnnson has the ability to move outside (he did so for two games last season in place of ‘09 first round selection Andre Smith) with no letdown in the offensive scheme for the Crimson Tide.

Given their track records, it would appear that Reynolds, Johnson, and Hawley were not brought in here to sit on the bench for long. They will all see action sooner rather than later. I see trade bait in the futures of Blalock and perhaps, Dahl. Keep your eyes on the Rams. That OL needs help and I can see a second/third round pick potential in next year’s draft being a nice offering for either of them.

Big Ray

May 2nd, 2010
11:59 pm

I’m thinking Blalock is the one on the bubble.

I know that cold stats don’t tell the whole story, but we’re all aspiring mathematicians if we say we aren’t. Let’s say we triple Ojinnaka’s snaps, giving him about a thousand, as Dahl and Blalock have had. Just bear with me, I know this is not a solid as rock analogy. Then triple his numbers in Sacks, Hurries, and Hits. The Sacks come about even if you figure he gets 1 sack for each 333 snaps (though he gave up 0 sacks in that number of snaps last year). But the hits and hurries come nowhere close to what Blalack has given up.

Again, this is very much unsubstantiated hypothetical math, but it’s a start in some sort of direction. Hey, if your crystal ball doesn’t work, turn to your calculator.

What bugs me is the difference in hits that Blalock gave up, in comparison to Dahl. Notice that their “QB pressures” are similar. Blalock had 12, Dahl had 10. But then their “QB hits” are very different. Dahl gave up just 2. Blalock gave up 13…

Rewind back to Ojinnaka, who gave up 2 hits, no sacks, and just 1 pressure in 333 snaps. That really ain’t bad, and we’re talking about a backup player. Keep the backup and keep Dahl.

Do I think Mike Johnson can take a starting job? Sure. I don’t know when for sure, though. I’ll say this much, though. If he’s coming on strong, then let him get some experience. If he does well, let him start. That may not happen till the middle, or last third of the season, or it could be the last two games for all I know. But any starting experience is good, if the new guy earns it.

“Not strong enough, not stout at the point of attack, etc.” All draft pundit buzz words.

Put the young man in an NFL training facility with some NFL level trainers and he’ll BE “strong enough”. But they’re full of it on that one anyway. You have to be a beast to be a starting OL player for a national championship team, let alone one from the SEC. There is no substitute for technique, either. If brute strength, blazing speed, and other combine/personal workout circus tricks were all that was necessary, any a-hole with enough size and a well-used gym membership could get into the NFL.

But that’s not reality.

SeminoleWarrior

May 3rd, 2010
12:19 am

Good points Big Ray. As I said, I can see both Dahl and Blalock being shopped to a team like the Rams. Both of them would be instant improvements on that offensive line and the Falcons could draw descent picks for them. A third rounder for Blalock and anything about the sixth is fine for Dahl.

SeminoleWarrior

May 3rd, 2010
12:19 am

Oops…that should be anything above the sixth round for Dahl…

Big Ray

May 3rd, 2010
12:46 am

Absolutely, SW , absolutely.

Does Blalock grade out higher than Dahl in terms of trading for draft picks? Not that I’d be complaining, just want to get the most we can out of a starter.

You’re right, the Rams would do well to suit up either guy.

Screen Pass

May 3rd, 2010
12:51 am

Thanx Waynester! He was old and failing so I knew it was coming…it does suck but I prefer to be happy he doesn’t have to suffer. I got a family of wild racoons that have taken up a little of the slack. They came around tonight so I’m not too worried about floods in Dekalb…animals got that 6th sense thingy goin on. Ok back to football. It is no secret that I wanted us to take D. Thomas with our 1st round pick. Part of that desire was to make the Falcons a better “ball control” offense. The only way I see us beating the Saints is to outgun them or strangle them “python” style….pure muscular beef dictating our offense moving in nice measured bursts that control the clock. Saints offense can’t score if it’s on the bench. Having multiple realistic deep threats would keep teams from stacking the box thus helping our running game. If D. Thomas never caught a ball or ran a route other than a deep go, a “burner” like him could make our offense better. We didn’t get a “burner” this year. I don’t see MM or TD utilizing this strategy so that only leaves the battering ram pure “python” approach. I don’t think our current line is up to the task….it is merely “serviceable”, not dominant. M. Johnson is a step in the right direction but I see some FA acquisitions or low round draft picks neccessary to implement a dominant run-game, ball control offense. This has become a novel already so I will address our line in terms of passing attack and protection later.

Big Ray

May 3rd, 2010
2:53 am

Screen Pass ,

Good posts, keep it up!

Sarah B

May 3rd, 2010
5:07 am

Damn that last thunder boomer woke me up!

Sarah B

May 3rd, 2010
5:11 am

Shook the whole house!

Unca' Bob

May 3rd, 2010
6:51 am

Big Ray,

If my memory serves me correctly, witch it very seldom does, you serve with the State Highway Patrol in the Savannah Ga area. The GSHP is hardly Billie-Bob law enforcement. To me they are the elite of local law enforcement and display The most professionalism. From simply reading your posts here and the Hawks blog, “Billie-Bobism” does not fit. I too, thank you for your service.

Unca' Bob

May 3rd, 2010
6:52 am

blord

May 3rd, 2010
10:43 am

Good pick I think. We need oline help and I our FO loves guys that can play multiple positions. I like that too because it gives you options in case of injuries allowing you to always keep your best potential line on the field.
I think Blalock is on the bubble. He isn’t bad but he just isn’t great. SW may be right in the Rams. They need protection for young Sam and they have nothing really. I could see us giving up Blalock for a upper mid rounder.

Coop

May 3rd, 2010
10:54 am

D3 – Nice read. Thanks. Mike Johnson MUST become a starter. If not, the pick was a failure. You can’t spend a 3rd round on an OG and not get a starter. He probably won’t start opening day, but he btter next year.

I’m still mystified by the numbers on Blalock. I would have nevered pegged him as the weak link. I do wonder how much of that is due to Baker? What makes Dahl better is Clabo and vice versa. Those guys feed off each other to over-achieve. So who does Johnson replace? I would hope that he replaces Blalock, Clabo moves to OG and Reynolds takes over at RT.

Bottom line, our line has to get better. If we didn’t draft Reynolds, Johnson, and Hawley to be the future starters, then we should’ve picked beeter and higher. If Reynolds can’t push for a start at RT this year, we gotta look at OT early next year. Probably will have to get another OG because I don’t see them resigning Ojinaka and one of Blalock or Dahl.

John Waynesworld

May 3rd, 2010
11:57 am

D3, oh those evil and misleading STATS! How can anyone possibly rate a mediocre Right Guard sandwiched inbetween an All-Pro RT and Center, or a great RG sandwiched inbetween a mediocre Center and a platoon of Right Tackles? How can offensive linemen be rated if your QB is Drew Brees or Peyton Manning as opposed to Jamarcus Russell, or if the linemen are blocking for Chris Johnson or AP instead of Glen Coffee or Samkon Gado? Scrambling QB vs deadlegged QB? What about Dome vs open air stadiums? Total stat aggravation.

FalconsHeroZero

May 3rd, 2010
12:49 pm

Why not cut the entire veteran O-Line and start over this season? Stop wasting everyone’s time.. With all of these factors, it seems like they are not going to pay 4 out of 5 of them… Why not trade them now? Start the center too..lol. Baker and Blaylock are your best. Why not add to them instead replacing your best? Where are the quotes? Who is saying these things about the line? What’s going on?

The Grinch

May 3rd, 2010
1:14 pm

Big Ray, I assume that the above person was basing what they’re worth on where they were drafted. Blaylock was an early second rounder and I believe Dahl was an UFA. But I doubt that will be the case, otherwise we could trade JA98 for a high pick as well.

GTgreg

May 3rd, 2010
1:15 pm

At the beginning of the draft season, there was talk of the Falcons getting a backup for McClure, since the thinking is that he’s nearing the end of his career, which I don’t completely agree with. Anyway, there was talk of taking Pouncey, then rumors about wanting the Center from Boston College that Matt Ryan played with, I think his name is Tennant.

Anyway, my point is that- why couldn’t we be looking at transitioning either Blalock or Johnson to center? I think that Dahl is a definite keeper. But there is a need soon for a Center.

thunderbull56

May 3rd, 2010
2:47 pm

Yes,no,yes,no,hmm,hmm.

waynester

May 3rd, 2010
3:15 pm

Dimitroff made it clear he drafted Hawley for the OC position. If you’re going to move a guy from his usual position it needs to be a clear upgrade. If your suggesting moving Blalock to the Right Side, I don’t see it as an upgrade over Dahl…..

D3

May 3rd, 2010
3:37 pm

The OL Situation — The most interesting of the upcoming 2010 Falcons Season. A whopping 3 starting OL will be hitting the URFA market if no new deal is reached (Dahl, Blalock, Clabo) and a 4th is 33 years old and could retire at anytime (even though I think its a little premature since Kevin Mawae played until 39….at a high level nonetheless).

Theirs so many different scenarios that could take place over this year. What we really don’t know is the future for Dahl and Clabo. If I were a betting man, I would say that Blalock is certainly the odd many out, and maybe TD will decide that either Clabo or Dahl will not be re-upped either. The big key to this entire puzzle is what the Falcons plans for Garrett Reynolds are. If he is ready to step in at RT at some point, maybe this year, than Clabo could be moved to guard and that would be one behemouth of an OL. Question is whether Clabo would want to do that. That alone would make Blalock expendable this year, while seeing if Clabo is someone they want to lock up long-term.

My gut tells me that they will roll with their current OL one more year, the same one that’s started for the last two years. But after that its surely going to change one way or another.

Another big question is if they will carry 9 OL like last year on their active roster, or if they’ll find a way to carry 10 OL with all the talent abound on the depth chart. You gotta think that G Mike Johnson, C Joe Hawley, and T Garrett Reynolds are shoe-ins to make the roster as backups since they were drafted by TD and Co. That leaves big question marks on C Brett Romberg and T Will Svitek (both of whom TD signed via FA’s and showed very good flashes) and G Quinn Ojinnaka, who did d@mn well in relief and really even outperformed Blalock in terms of relative snaps. Ojinnaka also is probably the most versatile of all the offensive lineman, being able to play any of the 3 OL positions.

Finally, there’s no rush for TD and Smith to cut down or cut loose any OL before they need to. Having a good depth on the OL is a great thing for our Falcons, but also could have trade implications as injuries pile up during pre-season.

Way Too Early OL Depth Chart – 9 Deep
T’s – Clabo, Baker, Reynolds, Ojinnaka
G’s – Dahl, Blalock, Johnson
C’s – McClure, Hawley

10 Deep
T’s – Baker, Clabo, Reynolds, Svitek
G’s – Blalock, Dahl, Johnson, Ojinnaka
C’s – McClure, Hawley

Coop

May 3rd, 2010
3:42 pm

D3 – Biggest thing in depth charts… bye bye Romberg.

LRD

May 3rd, 2010
3:50 pm

Well, if all 3 are going to hit Free Market .. one could assume, barring major injury, that all 3 would work to have their best season ever to simply to drive up their market value at the end of the season. Yes, I know, my typical very simplistic view, but it does make sense.
I am surprised with the stats showing blalock as such a weak link.

Sarah B

May 3rd, 2010
3:54 pm

D3

May 3rd, 2010
4:00 pm

No Tech Night Tonight — No technology for me tonight, but make sure to keep the great convo’s going through the evening. Couple of questions tonight:

1) — What’s your quick-snap 9 Deep OL depth chart right now?

2) — What’s your 10 Deep OL depth chart?

3 — Would moving Clabo to LG and Reynolds at RT be good?

4 — Are Brett Romberg and Will Svitek on the block?

5 — Is Quinn Ojinnaka worth re-upping a a backup?

Sarah B

May 3rd, 2010
4:23 pm

I took on a little water in the basement last night. How is everyone else??? Watching the news I don’t feel so bad about having to wash some towels.

Screen Pass

May 3rd, 2010
4:44 pm

Survived with no damage but a mess in the yard to clean. That was a heck of a light show last night. Nice post D3. I agree about Garrett Reynolds being a key to figuring out the line situation, and let’s face it…Sam Baker has not performed as well as one would like at LT. With Hawley being heir to C (wish we could have picked up Cook out of New Mexico too, sigh) and Johnson a future guard with a small possibility to plat tackle, we look ok in the line department other than LT. We have addressed being the 8th oldest line in the NFL (http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2010/5/2/1454582/age-and-the-ol-why-the-2010 – scroll down bout halfway) and have good depth and versatility. Maybe sombody steps up but I see us needing to pick up a stud LT in FA or 2011 draft. The sooner we do this the sooner the line can “gel”.

blord

May 3rd, 2010
4:57 pm

Glad your ok Sarah B! Hope the rain lets up soon so you don’t have any more damage.

Hamad Meander

May 3rd, 2010
5:23 pm

LT – Sam Baker, Will Svitek
LG – Justin Blalock, Mike Johnson
C – Todd McClure, Joe Hawley
RG – Harvey Dahl, Mike Johnson
RT – Tyson Clabo, Garrett Reynolds

The stats posted by d3 will not factor into whether or not to start or bench linemen. As JWW posted, if you are a left guard playing next to a second stringer, aren’t your o-line stats going to suffer? Personally I like what I’ve seen from Dahl and Blalock, and I’m glad we have Johnson to back them up.

JJ

May 3rd, 2010
5:43 pm

D3, great post, Ojinnaka is definately a keeper. I’d like to see what Blalock trade would bring before the season, maybe the Rams like SW said. I think Ojinnaka and Johnson could hold down the LG until Johnson takes over for good. I think Clabo and Reynolds can rotate at RT until Reynolds takes over for good.

2011 OL:
LT: 1st rd. draft, Baker, Ojinnaka
LG: Johnson, Ojinnaka, Dahl
C: Hawley, McClure(if retired-Romberg)
RG: Clabo, Dahl, Ojinnaka
RT: Reynolds, Baker, Ojinnaka

Would Baker or Johnson be better at LG in 2011? Is Baker to expensive to be a rotational player? It’s not like he plays full time anyway.
Don’t have a clue, just spit balling.

JJ

May 3rd, 2010
6:23 pm

Sarah, glad your basement didnt flood too bad. Bet maggie woke you up this am the same way rock did me. Mine is not as bad as marly thankfully.

Bangkapi Ajarn

May 3rd, 2010
6:35 pm

Screen Pass-
Nice posts, I have enjoyed reading the dialogues. I agree about Eric Cook, I would definitely like to see him in a falcon jersey, and it may still be possible (if he doesn’t make the redskins roster this year). He was one of three OL drafted by the Redskins, the last chosen, as the 22nd pick in the 7th round. Washington now has 15 OL, 5 of whom play C:
* 60 Selvish Capers T
* 58 Erik Cook C
* 66 Derrick Dockery G
* 69 Paul Fanaika G
* 74 Stephon Heyer T
* 75 Artis Hicks G/T
* 78 Kory Lichtensteiger G/C
* 63 Will Montgomery C
* 68 Clint Oldenburg T
* 61 Casey Rabach C
* 77 Chad Rinehart G
* 73 William Robinson T
* 50 Edwin Williams G/C
* 71 Mike Williams G/T
* 72 Trent Williams T