Why Bucs Like Donovan Smith

January 9th, 2018

Hidden value.

For many Bucs fans, their offensive line is to blame for everything from the wife not paying the DirecTV bill to the dog throwing up on the living room rug (after the mutt watched the new DVD from NFL Films, “Bucs Sacks: How the NFL’s Gulf Coast team produces an edge rush.”

And when these Bucs fans are angry, they go after the offensive line — just because. And when fans rag on the offensive line, the target is almost always Donovan Smith.

For reasons unknown, Bucs fans hated Smith before he even signed a contract. Joe has no clue where this hatred started but has a pretty good idea.

Joe is of the mind Smith is, at worst, a capable and average left tackle. Joe has heard rumblings from NFL folks claiming Smith has been evaluated as an above-average tackle — yes, really.

Recently, Joe’s good friend Howard Balzer, who is a Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, pumped out interesting numbers on the NFL in general.

HBalzer721: Interesting stat from final regular-season rosters: 20 non-playoff teams averaged 15.2 players on reserve. Playoff teams averaged 10.5.

Now this dovetails into one reason the Bucs like Smith. You know the old saying (Joe thinks it was from Bill Parcells) “Your best ability is availability.” That’s Smith. Dude has never missed a start and only missed half a game with an injury this season.

As you can see from Balzer’s stat, the healthiest teams have a better shot at the postseason. This may also be why Dirk Koetter is not inclined to have a tough training camp because he thinks it grinds guys down, and then those guys won’t be around come December and beyond (though the Bucs haven’t had to worry about the beyond part for quite some time).

Therefore, a guy who plays such a physical position at left tackle, who is rarely embarrassed and always answers the bell, well, teams don’t often try to run off dudes like that. Especially when there is an offensive line crisis across the NFL.

53 Responses to “Why Bucs Like Donovan Smith”

  1. Maze Says:

    And your boy Josh Norris pooped all over Donavan Smith again in his mock draft last night

  2. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I’ve never had a problem with Smith at LT. Best LT from that draft class actually.

    People who hate him read a bunch of scouting reports saying he should be an OG and just have never let that go. And I don’t even get that notion – the guy is 6’6 and has an OT frame – not an OG frame. His footwork is not bad – not excellent – but he can dance.

    Towards the end of the year – our bad line play was mostly in the interior imo – especially with Marpet out. That’s what my eyes showed me.

    Smith isn’t a dominant force and gets beat / gets penalties; but there are a lot of worse LTs starting in the league today. I think we’re fine there and just need to reinforce the interior and have a plan at RT after Dotson. If we have a great interior we can set a pretty pocket even with below average OTs – and I don’t think our OTs are below average at all.

    I don’t think PFF takes into account play designs; or time in the pocket. Pressure stats mean absolutely nothing without context of time from snap to pressure – in terms of judging an o-lineman. Still – Smith has improved every year in their rankings – even though his ranking isn’t great.

  3. Steven007 Says:

    The Bucs have plenty of actual problems. Smith is not one of them.

  4. AlteredEgo Says:

    we have 2 of the 5 OLmen needed for a cohesive OL…a starting quality center and OG are absolutely needed either draft or FA…

  5. D-Rome Says:

    The Bucs have far bigger issues than Donovan Smith. He’s not as terrible as people make him out to be. It could be worse, much worse.

  6. Syl Says:

    My issue with Smith is he starts the season horribly, and then around midseason he is a totally different tackle. If he can somehow start the season the same way he ends the season. He also plays up to the person he is going against.

  7. DB55 Says:

    I don’t think he got 1 penalty in the second half of the season, I thought he played lights out in the second half. Plus the kid is young, he came out early from penn st, he’s cheap we got him in the 2nd but he playes like a 1st rounder. Plus his run blocking is superior.

    The RT position must be addressed. Caleb nor Dotson are going to cut it. both are too slow and just not tough enough. Imo. Caleb caused more than one fumble this season and I swear I could do his job. Stand up and watch the defender run by me. I can do that. Wester let’s not even go there. Alex Cross might be a better RT than Wester.

  8. Tom Says:

    Smith in my mind is a classic underachiever. I believe he has the talent but takes to many plays off & in some cases games. He had the same problem in college. I’ll take an overachiever any day who puts his heart & soul into the game.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    he aint the problem…..the problem is sweezy and the other Guard spot….we’re too weak up the middle…..GO BUCS!!!!

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I agree – he’s far from great but serviceable.

    Prospect Watch: Depth at Tackle
    • Jamarco Jones,Ohio State | 6-5. Weight: 310
    • Brandon Parker,North Carolina A&T | 6-8. Weight: 310

  11. LakeLand Says:

    A lot of Bucs players go on Injured Reserve because they shut them down for the season. That’s what happens when you are out of playoff contention in early December.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    Joe I wouldn’t be surprised if these national NFL folks making rumblings have watched a Bucs game since the Super Bowl we won. And Donovan Smith sure as hell wasn’t worth a second round pick.

  13. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    You guys defending Smith are wrong. The Bucs problem IS Smith. Why? Because he represents everything that is wrong with their team evaluation. This article is saying that Smith is perfectly mediocre. At a position where it benefits to have ABOVE average play.

    The Bucs constantly get complacent. They plug a guy in and anoint him “the guy” and when he plays adequate, mediocre football he gets to stick around. Then why is everyone surprised when the team plays mediocre and worse?

    The Bucs should strive to have above average play st every position and tremendous competition where they do not. Why take an above average guard in Marpet and move him to center? Because the Bucs thought he could then be an elite center. A top 5 center.

    Smith can be that at RT or G. He will never be that at LT. this is no different than the Bucs going, “yeah, we got Spence and Smith and Ayers – we will be great at rushing the passer.”

    Wonder how that turned out?

    The Bucs need to fix the trenches on both sides of the hall. 5-11 teams don’t get to argue about what worked or fight to retain what was mediocre for them. They need to bring in 8 new faces to COMPETE at all positions in both lines.

    They need to make changes to give them the upper hand at as many positions as possible. Moving Smith does that.

    Fix the trenches, fix the Bucs.

  14. SOEbuc Says:


    “The Bucs have far bigger issues than Donovan Smith. He’s not as terrible as people make him out to be. It could be worse, much worse.”

    This is true. Need to start at a good LG and RT to get a running game going. AND THEN BRING BACK CADILLAC!!! What ever happened to him?

  15. Lamarcus Says:

    Dmsith was perfect last few games of season. I was hard on earlier in the season but he won me over again. Smith is a keeper

  16. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Smith can be that at RT or G.”

    No offense but I just completely disagree. Maybe at RT. He’s 6’6 with a wide frame. You typically want your OGs at 6’3 so that the QB can still throw it over them within the interior.

    Also – our LG / RG play – was much worse than the LT play and much older/without a future plan. This is why I’d start there before obsessing over a new LT when we have a solid 24 year old filling that spot and entering his 4th year next year without missing a start.

    Then again that’s just my opinion – just as yours is just yours.

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    Sweezy was the Oline’s biggest “problem” in 2017 and Pamphile was not much better. Smith is serviceable and hopefully will continue to improve.

    Bad Guard play KILLED our offensive potential this year. When Evan Smith is visibly your best Guard on the field (by a pretty wide margin) – then you know you’ve got some shoring up to do.

    If Chubb is off the board when the Bucs pick at #7 (highly likely IMO) – the best way to help this team improve might just be taking Notre Dame Guard Quenton Nelson in the 1st round.

    Many here would be outraged at the very idea of taking a Guard in the Top 10 – but watch his tape. Dude is a beast. Best offensive lineman in this draft.

  18. Architek Says:

    He’s a decent LT abt could be potentially an elite interior guy – a creative mind and no nonsense leader wouldn’t be opposed to coming in and evaluating the potential to move him.

    His durability can continue to be of value inside while he’s dominating DTs and LBs blitzing the A gap.

    I don’t think we should lock him into LT when he’s slow of foot and his skills set says he can be a devastating interior guy.

  19. Lord Cornelius Says:


    For sure we need to grab an OT this year to develop that can play LT/RT. If he eventually beat out Smith to move him to RT then awesome.

    Supposedly this O-line class is way better than the one’s the last 2 years. Same with RB; and I always like the idea of attacking positions that are deep.

    For example – Walterfootball has Jamarco Jones rated as the 20th best OT – or a 5-7 rounder; but the description of his game reads like a 2-3 rounder.

    I’d think we could get a solid OT prospect in R4 or R5 for sure to develop. We still need to figure out LG/C if we’re moving Marpet back to RG.

    I just wish we had like 20 draft picks haha

  20. DB55 Says:

    but watch his tape. Dude is a beast. Best offensive lineman in this draft.
    IHOP! All Nelson does is serve pancakes all day.

  21. DB55 Says:


    Caleb is a 5th rounder and he’s garbage. What is this “develop” that you speak of?

  22. Lord Cornelius Says:


    Very true lol. There was hope with Pamphile (5th rounder). He at least was service-able and quality depth but did not develop really beyond that. 1 in 3 5th rounders panning out is OK to me

  23. D-Rome Says:

    Tony from Los Angeles:

    All very good points in my opinion. You’re right. Same can be said for a few positions on the team.

  24. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    For sure we need to grab an OT this year to develop that can play LT/RT. If he eventually beat out Smith to move him to RT then awesome.

    No doubt – we definitely need to address the position.
    Especially w/Dobson being a little long in the tooth.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I always like the idea of attacking positions that are deep.

    Same here – but can we say the same for Licht?

  26. WyldKat Says:

    I like him because he’s not Kenyatta Walker.

  27. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    For example – Walterfootball has Jamarco Jones rated as the 20th best OT – or a 5-7 rounder; but the description of his game reads like a 2-3 rounder.

    Oddly enough he reminds me of a carbon copy of Donovan Smith coming out of Penn St. This is another reason why I’m advocating for us to acquire multiple middle round picks (3rd-4th).

    IMO tons of really good developmental talent this year.
    A couple prospects can even crack the starting rotation.

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    For example – Walterfootball has Jamarco Jones rated as the 20th best OT – or a 5-7 rounder; but the description of his game reads like a 2-3 rounder.

    Oddly enough he reminds me of a carbon copy of Donovan Smith coming out of Penn St. This is another reason why I’m advocating for us to acquire multiple middle round picks (3rd-4th).

    IMO tons of really good developmental talent this year.
    A couple prospects can even crack the starting rotation

  29. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  30. Bucs_in_Spain Says:

    @Lord Cornelius, just through the list of OTs drafted in 2015, it’s not a pretty list. Easily the best left tackle coming out of that draft.

  31. Pickgrin Says:

    Luv – TE and Safety were the strength positions of last years draft (along with RB of course). We drafted the best TE coming out in many years who was an unbelievable steal at #19 – and also got a very good and athletic Safety prospect in Evans in the 2nd round. How is that not “attacking positions that are deep”?

  32. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Gotta laugh. Just here for some comedy. Don’t worry Pickgrin, I am sticking to not being a Bucs fan anymore, at least as long as owners who know nothing about putting together winners to evaluate talent, coach it up and get maximum results on the field are calling the shots.

    Not here to troll. I wish things were different. I grew up a Bucs fan going to my first game in 1979. Truth be told, I hated having to decide to dump the Bucs. I guess I just had to finally for my own sanity.

    As far as draft picks. With the current coaching staff, it doesn’t really matter who they pick. The coaches stink and do not use what little talent is on the roster properly.

    I am not a fan of constant coaching changes but Koetter has shown me nothing to be excited about. Licht is horrible at drafting. Sure, there have been a few decent picks but far too many misses. And free agency…..let’s not even get started on that.

    Finally, to the folks on here that are not such homers that you get the hateful see ya comments such as was the case with Pickgrin and
    813boi; take care and I really do hope the Bucs give you a reason to be happy again one day. People like SPBF who I respect on here, I hope the misery ends soon, I just don’t see it though. I have said over and over, that the common thread to Bucs woes since Malcolm passed is the Glazer family. Nothing personal but I don’t expect anything from the Bucs as long as they are in control.

  33. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    So DE was not a major position of need?
    C’mon now

  34. Rod Munch Says:

    The hatred of Donovan Smith by a bunch of dopes was because rumors came out after he was drafted that he was lazy. Nevermind no one has said that since he’s been here, but that’s where it all goes back to.

    People that hate on him are just the bores that go around saying everyone needs to give 110% thinking that’s a real thing.

    With that said the guy is an average LT, he doesn’t miss time, he does make mistakes but for the most part he just gets the job done. That’s OK, it’s pretty impossible to build a team of stars at every position. I think the team *might* be wise to look for a stud LT and then move Smith to RT, if he made that switch I think he goes from an average LT to a good RT – but it’s pretty hard to find and sign LTs that are clearly better than Smith. But man, get a stud LT from somewhere, move Smith to RT, move Marpet back to guard where I think he can be an all-pro and get a real center, and tah dah, most of your running game and protection issues are solved.

  35. Pickgrin Says:

    Luv – would you rather have OJ Howard or Taco Charlton on your team moving forward?? You Cmon now.

    Barnett would have been the pick if he had still been there and Howard was long gone like he should have been.

    You gotta make your high picks count and take the best of what the board gives in the 1st round. OJ Howard was the best TE prospect to come out in a looooooong time – but Licht should have chosen the 5th best DE prospect off the board instead?? You know better than that Luv.

    It’ll be the same this year so don’t be too surprised when Chubb is off the board and the Bucs go OL or DB with the #7 pick.

    Drafting for “need” with high picks is the worst way to build a franchise – because you are always reaching for position instead of getting higher value and talent per pick by sticking to your board and drafting the most talented football players you can find in any given round.

    Jason is all about value in the draft moving forward I believe. He really showed it last year with his 1st 4 picks – and I think learned a valuable lesson in 2016 when he used all 3 high picks for “need”. So far, only 1 of those 3 looks like a real player – and unfortunately – that’s the one with a badly messed up shoulder. Tunsil or Rankins at #11 and Vonn Bell when they moved up late in the 2nd – were the proper picks over Hargreaves and Aguayo looking at 2016 in retrospect. Hindsight is 20/20 though and we DID NEED a CB pretty desperately in that draft. Licht tried to get the best one he could find and so far – that choice is not looking very good. C’mon Vernon – get it together and come back next year with some serious tude and desire to prove yourself as an NFL “baller” – whydoncha?

  36. Pickgrin Says:

    Rayjay – I’ve been through worse as a Bucs fan than the last 9 years have offered us and so have you. I get it though. Things have been a mess in Bucland for some time now and it is extremely frustrating.

    But hey – its the offseason and hope springs eternal. LOL

    I hope you are at peace with your former decision to “officially” renounce your fan status. Sure you aren’t having twinges of regret?

    This team will become a winner again at some point – likely sooner than later IMO. So you’ll be back.

    Thanks for checking in though and reminding us that you still aren’t a “fan” of the Buccaneers….

  37. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I’ve to no problem w/ the OJ & Evans pick.
    All I’m saying brotha – Is that you’ve got 7 rounds – To draft a DE developemental pick.

    By Hook or Crook you’ve gotta do something.
    You can’t bank on Jacquies Smith – I’ll tell you that.

  38. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I’ve got no problem w/ the OJ & Evans pick.

  39. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    U can got back and review – After Quenton Nelson returned to College – I was begging for us to draft TE/HB Evan Ingram in the 1st. So I had no problem with drafting a tightend in the 1st.

    I even wanted us to draft Justin Evans (Archives) – though I said I wouldn’t have drafted him over CB Chidobe Awuzie.

    So I’m cool with the picks

  40. Rayjay1122 Says:

    You are right Pickgrin. I know I can’t stay away forever. Too much time, money and emotions invested to say I would never be a Bucs fan again. Just need a break from them. I even rounded up all my Bucs gear and was going to throw it all away but the wife decided to intervene and store it in her closet. LOL….

    Truth is,if I didn’t love the Bucs, they would not affect me negatively but something has to give finally. I obviously am very experienced with supporting a losing team but the way they lose and the lack of professionalism currently on the team is such a turn off that I finally broke. Anyways, thanks for understanding. Like I said, I am not a troll and I don’t like to be negative too much. A divorce may not be the answer but for sure a separation.

    Of course all Bucs fans have a spot in my heart, which is why I said good bye the other day. Yes, there are a lot of different opinions here but most people want nothing more than to have a winner here again…me included. Also, the stinking Panthers lost, so that at least was pleasant.

  41. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    February 11th, 2017 at 8:53 am ←
    Ideal situation – 4 the Defensive Backfield

    • S-Bradley McDougald
    • S-Jonathan Cyprien <-
    • CB-Josh Robinson
    • CB – A.J Bouye <-

    • CB Cameron Sutton
    • S Justin Evans <-

    Depth Projection
    • LCB – Brent Grimes | Josh Robinson
    • RCB – A.J. Bouye | Cameron Sutton
    • SCB – Vernon Hargreaves | Jude Adjei-Barimah
    • FS -Bradley McDougald | Keith Tandy
    • SS – Jonathan Cyprien | Justin Evans

    With a few guys in the wing – serving as a insurance policy / battling for a roster spot.

    • CB – Ryan Smith
    • CB – Javien Elliott
    • S – Isaiah Johnson

    It’s quite possible Josh Robinson walks – and Ryan Smith takes over his spot at gunner.

  42. Pickgrin Says:

    I hear you Luv. It has kind of gotten past the point of ridiculous regarding our lack of a decent pass rush for so many years.

    Licht gambled that Ayers, Spence, Gholston and the return of Jac Smith would get him through one more year with the intention of turning some real draft resources towards the Dline in 2018 and 2019. He lost that bet pretty badly.

    You will see at least 3-4 Buccaneer draft picks go towards Dline over the next 2 years. And its likely 1 or 2 will be relatively high picks (rds1-3)

  43. Pickgrin Says:

    Rayjay says:
    “rounded up all my Bucs gear and was going to throw it all away but the wife decided to intervene and store it in her closet”

    Glad to hear that cooler heads prevailed in that moment of emotional crisis. LOL

  44. Lord Cornelius Says:


    It seems pre-draft Licht is pretty aware of what is deep; but when a guy selects Roberto Aguayo with multiple impact defenders available – who f*cking knows lol.

    I thought we were moving up for Von Bell or a D-lineman like Carl Nassib or something when the trade happened… and then my god

  45. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    No doubt brotha – but I’m starting to wonder if Defensive End Coach Jay Hayes is that guy.

    We need some juice from the defensive line.
    And to me – Hayes doesn’t look to fired up.

    Who knows maybe if we sign DE Coach Craig Kuligowski from Miami.
    Maybe it will swing things to our side – when it comes to free agents.

    DT Sheldon Richardson
    DE Kon Ealy

    Played for the guy & LUV’em

  46. Rod Munch Says:

    The big bust in the draft was taking VH3, and that’s not hindsight speaking, it was said at the time by a lot of people. VH3 still might rebound and be an NFL starter, he showed steady progress his rookie year, but the general rule of thumb I heard many years ago was that you never take a DB high (top 10 in particular) over defensive linemen unless the DB is special, meaning they put up special numbers at the combine or show exceptional tape. VH3 did neither. He wasn’t particularly fast, he was very small, and his tape was good but not great or exceptional. You can always find corners like that in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, but finding d-linemen is much much harder. Sheldon Rankins was the pick by a lot of people, you get someone to play next to McCoy and as we all know if you have a good/solid defensive line it makes all the DBs much much better.

  47. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Plus coach has scouted most of the defensive line talent in this draft.
    Who has better insight on a prospect then – a GUY that actually sat down – in the players homes.

    Spoke face to face w/his parents.
    Highschool coaches.

    Attended all the regional highschool combines.

    Could be a major assist to organization looking turnaround its misfortunes across the Dline.

  48. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Lol yeah LUV the guy – but baffles me sometime.
    Plus I think he caters to the coaches too much.
    Use your two eyes brotha – screw what they say sometimes.

  49. NFLNut Says:


    I’m really starting to believe the Bucs will draft QUENTEN NELSON with the #7 pick.

    To me, their draft board is as follows:

    1. Saquon Barkley
    2. Bradley Chubb
    3. Quenten Nelson

    I expect Saquon to be picked #1 and at the very latest gone by the #4 pick and I expect Chubb to be picked by the Colts, though if the Browns go with a QB at #1 and the Colts take Saquon at #3, there is a possibility Chubb falls to #7 … we’ll see.

    However, I am just super-high on Nelson … the kid looks like a nasty mauler that has HOF potential!!!! I’d much rather the Bucs take him at #7 than reach on a DE like Arden Key or Clellin Ferrell (sp?)!


  50. Capt.Tim Says:

    Posters like to Trash the Oline because
    A) they cant pinpoint the real issues
    B) you have to be a really Knowledgeable to know they are full of S**t.

    Smith is one of the strongest LTs in the League. Hes got good feet.
    He is above average
    Everyone pointing at Sweezy have a point( although I know they didnt notice it, they read it somewhere), Sweezy played decent, but was a lil Stiff.
    That is always-ALWAYS, the case when a player misses a year.
    He’ll be fine next year.

    Marpet was a great Guard. Closing in on Probowl. He was an Average Center.
    Sweezy and Marpet would be excellent Guards. Draft a Center!
    The Line was better with Hawley- who is a fantastic Backup
    Draft a Center, and in later rounds, Another Monster OT to groom behind Dotson

    Anyone suggesting we draft anyone but a Dze in the first round- needs to go immediately and Check themselves into a Mental Health facilty, before they hurt themselves.

    How many years must we lose for the same exact reason, before the Morons running this team fix it?
    If we had signed Calais Campell- we would have been in the playoffs.

  51. NFLNut Says:




    You don’t “reach” on an inferior player just because he happens to play a position of “need”.

    You don’t pass on Saquon or even Quenton Nelson if they’re available at #7 to draft a “reach” like Arden Key, who was out of shape and extremely under-productive last season and is known as a bit of a wild-child off the field … for what?

    I agree 100% that the BIGGEST WEAKNESS on this team is it’s pass rush BUT I also know that this draft is said to be extremely weak and shallow in regards to pass rushers … so … we need to HIT FREE AGENCY HARD and sign 1-2 starting quality DEs, as if Chubb isn’t there at #7, we need to grab a STUD like Saquon or Nelson rather than “reach” on a “maybe” player.

    Also … I don’t necessarily disagree with you that Marpet should move back to G, but the coaching staff seems to love him at C and want to stay with him at C, so drafting a C (like Ohio State’s Billy Price) doesn’t make much sense.

    Again, if Chubb is there at #7 I expect the Bucs war room to be shouting for joy … but I don’t think he or Saquon will be there, so it will be a choice between taking a flier on a guy like Arden Key or drafting someone that many scouts think will be a perennial ALL-PRO in G, Quenton Nelson … I say draft Nelson!


  52. godzilla13 Says:

    Just because Hargreaves has a down sophomore season, one in which he suffered through a hamstring injury, does not mean he is a bust. When he played for the Gators he was and still is a great CB. Fixing this defense and this team is not difficult. Re-sign Grimes is a must. There is plenty of cash under the cap. Either sign one of the top rated FA CB’s or draft one this year. Have VH3 play in the slot. Secondary fixed. Next draft a DE in round two. Sign a monster DT/NT in FA. (Sheldon Richardson, Dontari Poe, Star Lotulelei) If we can’t sign one than re-sign Clinton McDonald or draft one early, there are a ton of DT/NT in this draft. Defense fixed. As far as the OL is concerned, all we have to do is draft G Quenten Nelson,

  53. NFLNut Says:


    Would anyone be upset if THIS happened:

    Cut: Doug Martin, Chris Baker, J.R. Sweezy, Robert Ayers

    Free Agency: Sign Alex Okafor & Junior Gallette (both may only cost as much as Ziggy Ansah alone), Bradley Nickel-Robey, Tre Boston and Xavier Sia’fulo (sp?).

    Draft: G Quenton Nelson (1), OT Orlando Zeus Brown (2), RB Sony Michel (3), DT Dre’Mont Jones (4), CB/RS DJ Reed (5), 6th-7th round picks = BPA

    QB: Jameis
    RB: Michel/Barber/Simms/Quizz
    LT: Smith/Wester
    LG: Quenton/Evan
    C: Marpet/Hawley
    RG: Sia’fulo/Caleb
    RT: Zeus/Dotson

    DE: Gallette/Spence
    DT: McDonald/Jones
    DT: GMC/StevieT
    DE: Okafor/Gholston

    CB: Grimes/Hargreaves/Smith
    CB: Nickel-Robey/McClain/Reed

    SS: Boston/Conte
    FS: Evans/Tandy

    The above looks GREAT to me … and to think we could have a future offensive line that could be great for the next 5-10 years in Smith/Nelson/Marpet/Sia’fulo/Zeus gets me excited!