zuggyawesome wrote:OarChambo wrote:zuggyawesome wrote:Is Sewell not a Joe Thomas level prospect? Feels like that's a guy I'd value quite highly over tackles that are expected to be established starters
Well, yeah. But are you as the owner of a top 10 pick going to spend the draft capital necessary to go up and get him? Top 10 draft pick trade comp's that aren't QB's are rare, but the Bills gave up two #1's to move up 4 spots for Sammy Watkins.
Given that LT is probably the 3rd most valued position in football (based on contracts dealt) I could see an O-line needy team trading up for him (like CIN).
Lots of reasons the teams Joe Thomas was on sucked, but lack of talent around him was certainly one of them. Giving up an additional starter to get Sewell when you can draft an adequate starting tackle a round later is a bad idea.