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King Dunlap, Eagles, 27
Dunlap played in 38 games overall, starting seven.
In 2011 he played in 12 games and got two starts. He is a potential reserve for the Browns rather than a starting candidate.
Dunlap is limited athletically but is good at pass blocking. He is not as technically sound in the drive block. He does not have the speed to pull and get to the second level. He has been hurt by
backing up at G and T and is a developmental type project.
There is little indication that the Eagles will try hard to keep him so he may end up being a Brown both because he will be cheap and have roots in the Eagles nest.
Breno Giacomini, Seahawks, 27
Giacomini has played in 16 total games with eight starts all in 2011. He was on the Packers roster for 2008-09 and then was released. He was picked up by the Seahawks but did not play in any games last year.
When injuries hit the Seahawks in 2011, he got all eight of his starts and did pretty well.
He has average athleticism and is a little better at pass blocking than run blocking. While he is
decent now, he is in no way ready to become a starter in the league.
His footwork needs work on both the run and the pass. Coaching can correct a lot of
that. He is a tough guy who should play better than he does.
The Hawks have drafted first round Ts in 2010 and 2011 and have major players on D that will be free agents.
They might be willing to let him go. But both LT Russell Okung and RT James Carpenter ended the season on the IR. Given the injury history of those two, the Hawks might want to keep him.
Paul McQuistan, Seahawks, 29
McQuistan has played in 51 games and started 22 including 10 at LT in 2011. He has been with the Raiders, Jags, Browns and Seahawks in his six-year career.
The Browns had him on the preseason roster in 2010 but he was not active in any regular season games. In Seattle, he filled in for LT Russell Okung and did a good job.
He is slower than you would like and needs to refine his footwork to be able to pass block better.
He is better at drive blocking. He is not a natural knee bender and needs to work on getting lower to improve his leverage on run blocks.
He got a lot of experience in 2011 and did well filling in. He is a very tough guy that has an upside.
His age is likely to cause the Browns to look elsewhere. But McQuistan would be an
improvement over any of the Browns reserves and should be considered.
That is what I think. Tell me what you think.
Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has
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