2012 NFL Draft: Left Tackle is Not a Game-Changer?

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Matt Kalil #75 of the USC Trojans speaks to reporters after his blocked field goal in the final seconds of the game preserved a 17-14 win over the Utah Utes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

This post has absolutely nothing to do with the Titans, and it should be filed under "don't believe anything you hear the week before the draft," but Leslie Frazier isn't sure his team should draft Matt Kalil because a left tackle isn't a game-changer according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

"You've got to really weigh your options," Frazier said. "Because the philosophy [in the NFL] has always been to get the game-changer. And left tackle is not necessarily the game-changer. Usually game-changers are the guys who can score you points. Receivers. Quarterbacks. So what are we measuring that left tackle against? It's a loaded debate."
While part of what he is saying is true, they would be crazy to pass on Kalil. Things would be different if the receiver at the top of the draft was A.J. Green or Julio Jones, but Justin Blackmon is not anywhere close to being on the same level as those two guys.

Trent Richardson might be the biggest "game-chnager" in the draft behind the two quarterbacks, but running backs are valued like they once were, and the Vikings already have a pretty good one.

Here is some free advice to Frazier- Take the tackle. He is not going to be a bust, and then you will have something to build your offense around and give your quarterback confidence. That sounds pretty game-changing to me.

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