I’m personally very interested in what Kayode might bring in the future, and I’m assuming the staff is too. And it still wouldn’t stop me from adding a mid-round iOL. Survival of the fittest, plus we certainly can’t count on Vaitai making it through the year or Glasgow returning to form.
I agree completely, but that necessarily means that Kayode is a PSer. If he’s seen as more than that, they’re picking one late late who may end up the PS instead of the 53-man. If they don’t pick one, they see greater potential with him than most of us on the outside.
Kayode or the new iOL. It would be tough to draft one in say the 2nd and have him on the PS because Kayode beat him out, I agree, but if Kayode did beat him out I’m pretty sure the coaches wouldn’t play favorites. Plus we could protect either one from being snatched (I think it was 4/week last season, but that might be subject to change I don’t know).
Overall I agree though, but even before we signed Glasgow (and potentially restructured Vaitai), I regularly waited until day 3 to grab my iOL. There’s just a ton of guys down there I like. McFadden, Zavala (both of whom we’ve met with), Sow, Braeden Daniels, Manning, Curtis, Stromberg, Gaines, Oluwatimi, Scruggs, Uluave, on and on and on. I’d be fine with damn near any of them.
Yep, all of them will need to ball out to make the team in training camp/preseason. The odds are stacked against them to make the 53 man roster. Not to mention we will be adding a bunch of draft picks to the mix. We currently have 8 picks.
But with the practice squad being 16 players these days, lots of jobs out there for dudes with potential. Injuries are going to happen and practice squad players often get a lot of opportunities.
With a full off-season and training camp under his belt, I think you’ll see a much better player than the one who was thrown in the muck late last season. He missed some assignments, but when he was in the right place, he looked good to my amateur eye. I think he’s part of the team in 2023, even with Glasgow and a Day 2 C/G addition.
I’d love to see Mitchell used as an H back/ TE and then draft a TE like Musgrave who can actually stretch the field. Wright can block and Zylstra can catch but it would be nice to take one of the many TEs in this class that can do both. Mitchell can even be spread out wide, I expect to see a lot more from Mitchell this year.