He has got some things to work on, but he is a very intriguing player. Like you say, he is tenacious. I would definitely look at him in the 2nd.
"It happens all the time," Taylor said. "It's not an exact science and personnel guys aren't the end-all, be-all. " Jason Taylor,2011
One of my favorite players in the draft. I liked him early in the season when I saw him play against FSU, and kept an eye on him. Unfortunately he caught a lot of people's eye and risen from a 3-4 round guy to a 1-2 round guy. He can play all 5 spots on the line and IMO is a plug and play RT.
I wasn't sure if he was a first rnd pick until I saw him at the combine. He really moves well. Not just that but hes actually pretty fast for a big guy, and in a zone, if you decide to roll him, or want to et him up field, he does that in hurry.
IMO he is a 1st rnd pick. If this was last years draft he would be a 1st rnd lock. This draft is deeper though.
Martavis Bryant, Donte Moncrief, Jordan MAtthews, maybe Cody Latimer. Then in the 4th CJ Fiedorowicz or Trai Turner, if he lasts that long. Turner getting all the recent attention is troubling, I was hoping that he would stay under the radar.
A kid like Bitonio is one of the reasons I'd prefer to trade back in the first if the top 4 OT's are gone. We could use either a front line Guard or a RT in the draft. There are question marks on all the tackles rated 5-8, and it doesn't seem one stands out over the others. We could also take one of the top 2 pure guards late in the first and not be blowing it value wise. I'd rather get the extra pick, if possible, rather than reach for a guy at 19. If we are staying at 19 and Lewan and Martin are gone, I'd prefer to go with another position, but that could leave us scrambling in the 2nd if oline flies off the board faster than anticipated.
If we could somehow trade down and pick up Xavier Su'a Filo in the 1st and then Botonio in the 2nd, i would be ecstatic. Botonio stood out to me at the combine and i would love for us to pick him up to solidify the line.