We were prompted by our dear friends and overlords at SB Nation to consider which of the Falcons’ offensive linemen would be the best skill position player. With apologies to Ben Garland, who can literally do anything you ask him to do, the obvious choice is Ryan Schraeder.
Schraeder is a 6’7”, 300 pound man with nimble feet who has been handling some of the better pass rushers in the league for years now, so he’d be one of the better blocking tight ends in the NFL from the jump. In addition, he runs about the same speed as Levine Toilolo, he probably will stick to his routes about as well as Austin Hooper, and his hands can’t be any worse than we’ve seen from Falcons’ receivers this year. I’ve talked myself into this in record time.
Of course, if you did convert Schraeder, you’d be paying a tight end right tackle money and you’d need either Ty Sambrailo or Austin Pasztor to step in and play at a high level at right tackle immediately, but that’s a small price to pay to add a legitimate red zone weapon like Schraeder. Right? Right.
So that’s our choice. If you had to convert one offensive lineman, who would you pick?