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With the 107th pick, the Titans select Brian Schwenke
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be Velasco insurance. In case he doesn't perform the way they want him to, they can let him walk after this season and have his true replacement after.

Or

Schewnke just beats him outright.
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ESPN guy said he is the absolutely nastiest lineman he looked at this year. Dilfer said he was extremely smart as well. Smart and Nasty works for me.
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TitanLegend wrote:
ttitansfan4life wrote:
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titans0021 wrote:
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Is it going to be an open competition at center? McShay is saying praises for this guy.


Mayock loves him too.

But with Velasco, this pick makes no sense whatsoever.
Well, worst case scenario we can feel a lot more confident at guard and center if one of them goes down. Or they may just not view Velasco as the long-term answer (which I wouldn't quite understand).


Picking depth players this early(when we already have depth players at the position, on top of that), is so stupid, unless you're some Patriots-like team who is winning 12-13 games every year and all you need is depth.

Whatever, I guess.


What are you talking about. We're not going to find an immediate starter at any position in the 4th. All starters are filled so all we're going to get is depth players and possible future starters which Schwenke surely can be. Velasco might not be the long term answer.


I don't mean people who aren't going to be immediate starters. I mean people who aren't seeing the field unless someone gets hurt. Someone like Jesse Williams would get playing time, just for an example. We didn't even need o-line depth. It wasn't a need, it's not a guy who is going to play barring an injury..that isn't something you do in the 4th.


Just think, Amano is likely gone. Plus I think Jesse Williams possibly might have a serious injury problem bc no way he'd fall this far.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KingTitan wrote:
It could be Velasco insurance. In case he doesn't perform the way they want him to, they can let him walk after this season and have his true replacement after.

Or

Schewnke just beats him outright.


I think people are overlooking this option. Why take this guy with Velasco on the roster? Because they think he's better than Velasco... ? Or they think he'll be better after a year of learning, just in time for Velasco to go elsewhere for a decent payday, then plug this guy in as a starter for fourth round money.

I'm puzzled by the lack of DL, but I assume they (the FO) just don't like the players available at this point in the draft, or maybe at all. I would like to see some DL added though at some point.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this pick for a number of reasons.

1.He could come in from day one and compete against Velasco for the starting C job.
2. We'll also have insurance just incase Velasco walks after this year
3.He and Warmack can grow and compete together over their careers ala Munchak and Matthews.
4. You can make a case that he's the best C in this draft. Cowboys selected their C in the first, we got ours in the 4th. Amazing value.
5.Gives us some more depth at C/G
6.This should finally mean the end of the Amano era
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno why we selected him with Barrett on the board Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dunno why we selected him with Barrett on the board Confused


Barrett's Past is full of Injuries
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are people griping about this pick? This is a very smart move on our part.

1. Velasco only signed a 1-year tender, meaning he could head for greener pastures after this season. We're keeping our interior O-line in tact with this pick.

2. The depth behind Velasco is very thin and questionable with Eugene Amano currently leading the way.

3. There were no outstanding flaws mentioned in this kid's game...nothing but praise. He's also the second OL rookie we drafted with very respectable accolades. He was an All-"something" in his conference.

Bottom line, the staff is thinking ahead. All the starting needs are already filled. From here on out we are drafting better depth players and possible future starters.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

s_camp wrote:
KingTitan wrote:
It could be Velasco insurance. In case he doesn't perform the way they want him to, they can let him walk after this season and have his true replacement after.

Or

Schewnke just beats him outright.


I think people are overlooking this option. Why take this guy with Velasco on the roster? Because they think he's better than Velasco... ? Or they think he'll be better after a year of learning, just in time for Velasco to go elsewhere for a decent payday, then plug this guy in as a starter for fourth round money.

I'm puzzled by the lack of DL, but I assume they (the FO) just don't like the players available at this point in the draft, or maybe at all. I would like to see some DL added though at some point.


I'm not surprised with the DL. I felt after the 2nd it wasn't much of anything there. Especially at DL. Cornelius Washington is the only one that truly interest me. The players just aren't there that warrant high picks. Schwenke by far to me, out ranks most of the DL players still left on the board.
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KingTitan wrote:
s_camp wrote:
KingTitan wrote:
It could be Velasco insurance. In case he doesn't perform the way they want him to, they can let him walk after this season and have his true replacement after.

Or

Schewnke just beats him outright.


I think people are overlooking this option. Why take this guy with Velasco on the roster? Because they think he's better than Velasco... ? Or they think he'll be better after a year of learning, just in time for Velasco to go elsewhere for a decent payday, then plug this guy in as a starter for fourth round money.

I'm puzzled by the lack of DL, but I assume they (the FO) just don't like the players available at this point in the draft, or maybe at all. I would like to see some DL added though at some point.


I'm not surprised with the DL. I felt after the 2nd it wasn't much of anything there. Especially at DL. Cornelius Washington is the only one that truly interest me. The players just aren't there that warrant high picks. Schwenke by far to me, out ranks most of the DL players still left on the board.


Right, I was trying to say I'm surprised there's no DL available that the FO likes. I get why they're not taking one, and support the decision. After all they're the pros at this. I'll trust their collective judgement on this one. Not sure when or where there will be useful DL available, I just feel like it's something this team could use.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RebelTitan24 wrote:
OwNaGe wrote:
Dunno why we selected him with Barrett on the board Confused


Barrett's Past is full of Injuries


Exactly and he's terribly overrated. Hell I could probably be a good center with the rest of those guys by my side.
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Just finished watching video of this guy and I really like what I see.

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Schwenke started at guard as a sophomore and junior before moving to center for his senior year, when he was named first-team All-Pac 12


So can play guard too Very Happy

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While perhaps not the most aesthetically-pleasing blocker, Schwenke shows good quickness, functional strength and understands leverage. He sinks his hips on contact, anchoring well despite being significantly lighter at 6-3, 307 pounds than many of his opponents


Who cares what he looks like? The kid is effective. When researching him, I keep reading about his "anchoring" ability. Dude is a great catch for the Titans. Our Offense is beginning to look ridicudonklous.
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I like the pick. Munch and Bruce were on this guy from the Senior Bowl all the way up to them bringing him in for a visit. As far as the lack of drafting a DL, I think they will be adding someone after cuts in June or August.
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TitanTuff wrote:
Just finished watching video of this guy and I really like what I see.

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Schwenke started at guard as a sophomore and junior before moving to center for his senior year, when he was named first-team All-Pac 12


So can play guard too Very Happy

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While perhaps not the most aesthetically-pleasing blocker, Schwenke shows good quickness, functional strength and understands leverage. He sinks his hips on contact, anchoring well despite being significantly lighter at 6-3, 307 pounds than many of his opponents


Who cares what he looks like? The kid is effective. When researching him, I keep reading about his "anchoring" ability. Dude is a great catch for the Titans. Our Offense is beginning to look ridicudonklous.


Mayock was talking about how when he watch his tape originally he was a little concerned because Schewnke would get pushed back too easily. But then he said Schwenke was able to easily re-anchor himself and Mayock was extremely impressed with that. He also said he was a better center than Fredrick.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Schwenke is the type of player who could steal Velasco's job this season. Personally, I feel like we are overrating Velasco because we want to think he's good, when in reality I think he's replaceable.
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