I'm also not of the opinion that Oher can't improve at LT with some help from Castillo.
I think Ohers time at LT has actually caused him to regress from the player he was as a rookie.Just a horrible idea by the coaching staff from the very beginning.He doesn't have the wingspan to be a quality LT in the NFL and in all honesty is probably built more to play OG than T.
But as a mere run-of-the-mill fan, I'm of the opinion we've seen enough of Oher on the left side. I don't think his development will be helped by yet more see-sawing. The Ravens will do what they feel is best, but I really, really hope it doesn't mean Oher moving back to the left, even for half a season.
Minter is not a name I hope will be called by the Ravens. I'm In love with Brown. Boy can play. But also Riddick and Greene could be had later I think.
LT, not sure where he will be drafted, but members here got me in love with Armstead. Wow I really like him, maybe he can slide in at LT. And he is smart, and was a leader for his team. I think I read he even called plays for them. I like him a lot. Could he be #32 or second round. ?
In general though, at #32 I'm hoping Oz can trade back and pick up enough ammo to move up and get a 2nd pick in the 3rd on top of 2 2nds without sacrificing so much that they can't move up a little later as well if need be. Four players from 2-3 in this draft (particularly at S, ILB, OL & WR/TE) could really provide great on field value to this team in 2013. They need to be stars, but if they can be on the level of Upshaw, I'd be salivating for the season.
For OT look no further than terron armstead, I think he will be a legit left tackle in a couple of years, much like staley is now for San Fran.
like Brown of KSU. Not sure I would spend a first round pick on an ILB. I would be shocked if Ozzie doesn't move up or down.
I really do not see what is so good about Minter, I have seen some his tape. Not that impressed. He also has difficulty in pass coverage due to his lack of speed and his inability to be flexible by opening up his hips.
Arthur Brown is clearly a better prospect.
He's strong but would need to hit the weight room specifically his legs to get a better anchor for the stronger pass rushers.
He's got all the potential in the world. He was Dominate in the east west shrine and senior bowl.
I didnt know who he was until the combine, I then went and watch about 8 games from his college and then the two all star games prior to the combine and was really really impressed. Rarely do you have a chance to hit on a left tackle this late, but I think he's that one of a kind that can do it.
His situation is so comparable to joe staley its eerie.
Not in Round 1, but I'd be VERY interested in Terron Armstead. The big discussion we've had regarding LTs is the arm length. Filmstudy has theorized that anyone under 35" arms might as well be a pass at LT, because like Oher, shorter arm length makes it VERY easy for the big pass rushers to get around. For one to be very successful at LT, you should have the bigger arm length...
The list of OT prospects by arm length is here: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...nkings/2013/OT (Click on Arm Length button). Fluker has the longest, but many have said his other attributes suit him to RT more than left. Menelik has 34" arms like Terron. Really in this draft, there are no high tackle prospects in our range that have the arm length. Lane Johnson and DJ Fluker are the high ranked guys with bigger than 35". Next closest is Roger Gaines...the 21st ranked OT.
If you consider that it might be okay to go as low as 34" if you have a guy who has the other good attributes at LT, suddenly you see Joeckel, Fisher come into the picture, but they are too high as well. Next up would be Armstead and Watson. Armstead also had VERY quick numbers.
Like I said, not in Round 1, but maybe trade around to get him mid-Round 2.