- Brian Johnston was drafted in the seventh round last year with the 210th pick. The 6'2" 269 pound defensive end was projected to go as high as the fourth round last year but slipped all the way to the seventh due to runs on receivers, running backs, and mid round quarter backs. Considering he's two inches shorter, eight pounds wider, and turned in an impressive 4.6 forty at the combine I'd say Mike Vrabel's understudy is a safe place to put Johnston. Scott Pioli and Bill Bellichek have found success in taking late round prospect with promise and putting them under the tutelage of good coaches and veteran mentors.
- The Giant RT out of Clemson was drafted with our first seventh round choice last year. At te beggining of the off-season Richardson warranted a first round pick, but after a dismal combine performance his stock dropped to the fifth, we were lucky enough to nab him in the seventh. At 6'6" 319 pounds the only pro bowl tackle to rival his size was Walter Jones. While Jones boasts six pounds over Richardson, he stands an inch shorter. Then again, Jason Peters made the pro bowl despite giving up the same amount of sacks as Damion Macintosh. Bill Muir is an impossible man to research but rumor has it he's a genius with developing the offensive line. He was formerly an offensive coordinator to the Buccaneers but was fired recently. Considering Tampa Bay never had issues opening holes for their running backs, or giving their dinosaur quarterbacks enough time to throw, I'm pretty confident about the guy. Considering he worked with the giant 6'8" 320 pound Jeremy Trueblood at RT, who has been effective for the Buccaneers I'd say Richardson is in good hands