After making a post for the top 2 ILBs, i figured i would try tackling perhaps the 2 best options at OG for the Kansas City Chiefs. Before voting, i encourage you to go through the whole post.
Before reading this, i want you to know that i am viewing DeCastro as a 1st Rounder and Zeitler as a 2nd rounder. So its not really who you like better because we ALL know who that is, but its really about which player is the best value for where we would select them in the draft.
Anyway, Lets go..Things to focus on while watching these videos:
1. Initial Step (Getting off the ball)
2. See who's responsible for these big plays (and which team seems to get more BIG runs)
3. Speed/Strength Difference
4. Blocking Next Level (Next Level being the Linebackers)
5. Pass Blocking for Decastro (couldnt find any for Zeitler)
In My Opinion: Zeitler is good. DeCastro is great. end of discussion really. DeCastro is fast, has a good intial step, great form, and is one of the best in college at blocking the next level. But at the same time, Zeitler isn't really THAT much of a drop off. Zeitler is pretty good with his feet for his size, good at getting to the next level, but to me lacks the quick initial step. But lets be honest, the only thing Zeitler has on DeCastro is size (DeCastro looks like he still has room to bulk up though). Either one will make our OL elite.
David Decastro vs UCLA 2011 (via JMPasq)
Kevin Zeitler highlights Nebraska and Penn State.wmv (via swishabc1)
The Real Question: Your the GM, do you think pick #11 is too high for an OG? When potentially there could be other players there like Poe, Tannehill, Richardson, Ingram, Kuechly there at that pick. Or do you select more of a skill selection at such a high pick? Possibly trade pick 11 for more draft picks later?
This has been one of the biggest topics on Arrowhead Pride the past month or so and we are still a month away from the draft. So i wanted to see a poll of which side most people were on. I encourage you to go watch more videos on these two as well.
(sidenote) I really enjoy doing these, so if everybody likes these types of posts please feel free to tell me and i would love to do more. GO CHIEFS!