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    Why not focus on O-Line?

    After watching some of the Championship Games, I'm 100% for offensive line. with a good O-Line the Giants can control the game with the run, and Eli will pick apart D's if they have to fear the run with some Play-action. Look at how much time Brady gets, look at how San Fran dominated on the ground. Even Baltimore was impressive that last drive to end the game where NE knew the run was coming but couldn't stop it. Chance Warmack or Johnathan Cooper would be my choice.

    New England with an undisputed top 5 QB in the league was second in rushing attempts!

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    Ravens just redid their line with free agents. Lol

    Fact is, going from a mid level player, to a top player is not all that big a difference on the OL. Its a difference of maybe one play a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknottin View Post
    Ravens just redid their line with free agents. Lol

    Fact is, going from a mid level player, to a top player is not all that big a difference on the OL. Its a difference of maybe one play a game.
    True, but if you look at the 49ers, they have three first round picks on their O-line with the other two being amazing finds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quan the don View Post
    True, but if you look at the 49ers, they have three first round picks on their O-line with the other two being amazing finds.
    They had to because they needed to rely completely on their running game.

    Turns out the best blocker on their team ended up being Kapernick on the option plays anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknottin View Post
    Ravens just redid their line with free agents. Lol

    Fact is, going from a mid level player, to a top player is not all that big a difference on the OL. Its a difference of maybe one play a game.
    Huh? Isn't Oher a former 1st and Osemele a early 2nd? Not to mention, Birk is a sensational Veteran Center.. Marshall Yanda is a former 3rd rd pick of the Ravens.. THey also got guys like Gradkowski and Harewood , who were draft picks for baltimore.. How have they redone there line with FA's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsportzfan View Post
    Huh? Isn't Oher a former 1st and Osemele a early 2nd? Not to mention, Birk is a sensational Veteran Center.. Marshall Yanda is a former 3rd rd pick of the Ravens.. THey also got guys like Gradkowski and Harewood , who were draft picks for baltimore.. How have they redone there line with FA's?
    Oher also just got moved to RT because he is a very poor LT.

    Osemele was the RT, but he got moved to LG when Oher got moved to RT.

    We can talk about the ravens investing in their OL, but really they did not have that good of a unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknottin View Post
    Oher also just got moved to RT because he is a very poor LT.

    Osemele was the RT, but he got moved to LG when Oher got moved to RT.

    We can talk about the ravens investing in their OL, but really they did not have that good of a unit.
    Ya, but still, Osemeles doing very well as a rookie, and most thought Guard with him anyhow, and just because Oher moved to RT, dosen't mean he isn't a big part of that Oline, he just wasen't a LT type.. I'm just wondering where the FA's are? They just had some guys playing out of positon is all.. Ohers been on that oline through some very good yrs, Osemeles first yr, resulted in starting for a SB team, and Yanda is also very good as well.. They got some solid players like Gradkowski and Harewood to come off the bench as well.. THey've built a nice oline through the draft, especially now that they seem to have everyone in positon..

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    I see where you are coming from but I don't think any team that misses the playoffs (with the exception of a huge QB injury) has the luxury to put more emphasis on need than the raw talent of the players available. The Giants just need too much help on the front 7 of the defense and maybe another DB or two to go all out on the Oline this year. Best case scenario would be to grab one OL in the first 3 rounds and find an underrated FA acquisition if possible.

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    I agree on Warmack.. if he's there, Reese will be all over it

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    I'm all for OL. I don't think there's anyway around it though, if we want Warmack, we'll have to trade. If we want to go OL with our first pick, I'm thinking Fluker, Dallas Thomas or MAYBE Barrett Jones (probably more of a late 1st round early 2nd ground guy) as guys that would be best value at 19. Barrett Jones can play center or guard. Fluker would be able to step right in at RT (maayy struggle just a tad with speed rushers early on) and Dallas Thomas could play guard or RT.

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