Sumo Watch

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  1. Leonardfan

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    This is just comical for a few reasons - the sumo retired for 7 days and supposedly weenieworld and the jaguars think he is a competent left tackle

    Jaguars LT Branden Albert has decided to report back to the team.

    Albert announced just one week ago that he was retiring, but it doesn't last long. When he decided to walk away from the team, it was then reported that Albert would owe the Jaguars $3.4 million in signing bonus money that was paid to him after Jacksonville acquired Albert from the Dolphins. All along, Albert has been trying to force the Jaguars' hands in an effort to land more guaranteed money, but GM Dave Caldwell and EVP Tom Coughlin haven't budged. Before "retiring," Albert was reportedly looking ragged in practice. He has one month to get his act together and should ultimately start at left tackle.
     
  2. celticdb15

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    Still expected to start. Lol caste system in a nutshell.
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    This could of gone in the recent busts section as well:

    Lions waived OT Cyrus Kouandjio.

    Signed in the wake of Taylor Decker's shoulder injury, Kouandjio was supposed to compete with Greg Robinson at left tackle, but Robinson won the job easily. With Kouandjio gone, Cornelius Lucas should stick as the swing tackle.
     
  4. Leonardfan

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    Another one of Coughlin's sumos is let go:

    Jaguars released OL Earl Watford.

    Jacksonville is giving up on Watford after signing him to a two-year deal this offseason. His release leaves $1.1 million in dead money. Watford should resurface as a veteran backup
     
  5. Leonardfan

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    Funny stuff - the Giants season is all but lost so they go sumo hunting when sumo OLs are part of their problem already.

    The Giants worked out free agent OG Orlando Franklin.

    It's the first interest in Franklin since his August release. The Giants are in the market for offensive line upgrades, but haven't made any signings. They've also been connected to Branden Albert and Cyrus Kouandijo.
     
  6. RTTAS

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    Looking back to the 2015 draft, there were eight offensive linemen taken in the first 34 picks of the draft. One white, seven sumos.

    Pick 5. OT Brandon Scherff - 2015 All-Rookie Team, 2016 Pro Bowl. PFF OL Rank: 5th
    Pick 9. OT Ereck Flowers - starter at LT, widely considered one of the worst in the league. PFF OL Rank: 24th
    Pick 13. OT Andrus Peat - starter at LG, not very good at all. PFF OL Rank: 23rd
    Pick 19. C Cameron Erving - so bad he was traded to the Chiefs for a fifth round pick (not starter)
    Pick 21. OT Cedric Ogbuehi - well below average starting LT. PFF OL Rank: 30th
    Pick 24. OT DJ Humphries - starting LT. Very bad. PFF OL Rank: 32nd
    Pick 28. G Laken Tomlinson - so bad he was traded to the 49ers for a future fifth round pick (not starter)
    Pick 34. Donovan Smith - starting LT, made the 2015 All-Rookie team but not very good. PFF OL Rank: 15th

    The only player of these to make a pro bowl or even play at an average level is Scherff. The 2015 PFWA All-Rookie OL was Havenstein (pick 57), Marpet (pick 61), Morse (pick 49), Scherff, and Smith.

    So the only one of those eight linemen taken in the first round (and first two picks of the second round) has played at an adequate level - Scherff. The sumos range from below average (Smith) to extremely bad (Flowers, Humphries) to dumped after two seasons (Erving, Tomlinson). Then you have a few very good white linemen taken in Havenstein, Marpet, and Morse, who's upside was evidently not first-round quality.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    And Scherff was the only White player taken in the first round at any position in the '15 draft.
     
  8. La France Blanche

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    That was the 1-for-48 year with White players taken at the beginning of the draft. Made the 2017 draft look good.
     
  9. Leonardfan

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  10. Extra Point

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    Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown was historically bad at the Combine. Among his "accomplishments" are a 5.85 40, a 19 1/2 vertical and a broad jump of 6-10.

    Brown was widely talked of as being a first round pick, until the Combine. We'll see where he goes now.
     
  11. white is right

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    Sadly Lorenzen passed away today, he was one of the few Whites who ate his way out of league. I'll never understand how somebody could let their weight get that out of control. RIP........https://247sports.com/Article/Jared-Lorenzen-death-update-health-Kentucky-quarterback-133408642/
     
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