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Former Buffs Tackles in the NFL

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by skinsfan55, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. skinsfan55

    skinsfan55 Club Member Club Member

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    I'm sure many of you are familiar with Pro Football Focus. For those that aren't it's one of the preeminent grading organizations covering the NFL. They aren't scouts, but rather they grade every single play throughout the regular season and they judge each player's impact on a particular play. The higher the score the better. Anyway, former Buffaloes are pretty well represented in their rankings.

    Thus far in 2013:

    Washington Redskins RT Tyler Polumbus
    PFF shows Polumbus as the 2nd best RT in all of football at a 20.4 (just behind Demar Dotson's 21.7) He's also the least penalized tackle in the NFL, and is the 3rd best pass blocker. The Redskins have been garbage this season, but Polumbus has been a rare bright spot.

    New England Patriots LT Nate Solder
    Solder rates as the 7th best LT in the NFL (21.5), 11th best pass blocking and 8th best run blocking RT. He also costs his team few penalty yards as he ranks 4th here.

    Green Bay Packers LT David Bakhtiari
    Bakh has had a tough rookie season, but that's to be expected. Rookies rarely come in right away and make huge impacts. Trent Williams, the second most highly rated tackle finished his rookie season with a score of -13.4. So far, Bakhtiari has a score of -12.5 (with two games left of course.) In any case, the Packers seem happy with him and his spot isn't in danger. Like everyone else on the list so far, he's disciplined re: penalties.

    (Also, FWIW, Jimmy Smith is the 18th best CB and should improve with experience.)

    With three starting tackles in the NFL... it seems like HCMM and the staff ought to be selling us as "O-Lineman U" just like how various schools have held the mantle of "Quarterback U."
     
  2. MtnBuff

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    Funny how not to long ago the Seattle fans were trying to chase Polumbus out of town.

    Some in the media were calling him the worst starting tackle in the NFL. I doubt that he is the second best RT in the league but he has been pretty decent for a few years. He keeps getting starting jobs which doesn't happen if you can't play.
     
  3. gobuffs58

    gobuffs58 Well-Known Member

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    not sure about how scores are arrived at but bakh has been very good for the pack!..a bargain draft pick
     
  4. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    3 tackles and we are OL U? Bama had 3 OL drafted last year.
     
  5. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Polumbus has been pretty much universally hated on twitter by Redskins from what I've seen.

    Solder has had 2 concussions in consecutive weeks (4 for his career). Hopefully it doesn't become a bigger problem.
    I've seen Bakhtiari called the Packers "LT for 10 years."

    Everything I've read has Jimmy Smith moving to the elite CB category. Some are calling him the Ravens best defensive player.
     
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    PFF´s numbers had Polumbus ranked the 77th out of 80 eligible OTs in 2012.
     
  7. skinsfan55

    skinsfan55 Club Member Club Member

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    As a Redskins fan, Redskins fans hate everyone on twitter because the team sucks. Also, RGIII took a lot of sacks, but they're mostly because he held the ball too long. Fans have a hard time evaluating OL play. Unless they're seeing their linemen mauling a Pro Bowl defensive lineman or linebacker, or the guys in the sports pages are raving about them then they don't know what to make of it. That's why sites like PFF are so helpful in cutting through the BS
     

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