The only loss was McGovern. If the OLine got radically worse as claimed by CZ, then McGovern must have been a borderline All-Pro.
Note: In some games they alternated McGovern and 40 year old Jason Peters…
In 2021 McGovern started 4 games in place of Connor Williams.
– He was terrible.
– After his 4 starts, they switched back to Conner Penalty Williams.
In 2022 McGovern was somewhere between "good enough" and borderline All-Pro depending on who you ask.
Tyler, Steele and Tyron will all start if healthy.
– That means one of them (probably Tyler) starts at LG.
– Obviously Tyron will eventually miss a game or more with injury issues.
The top options at LG with Tyron out:
– Tyler at LT and Edoga or Farniok at LG.
– Waletzko at OG with Tyler at LG.
Farniok: I recently re-reviewed him vs the Bengals (He started 2 games with McGovern out).
– He was "good enough".
– He had many good snaps vs 345 pound DT Josh Tupou.
– He has some good and some bad snaps vs top tier DT DJ Reader.
– Summary: He was generally good physically but made some mistakes while playing next to rookie LT Tyler Smith early in the season.
– Played most (maybe all) games for the Jets at OT. Was a good run blocker but sometimes had issue with Pass blocking.
– Started 1 game last season for the Falcons at LG.
– I reviewed all of his snaps in that game. In my opinion he looked as good or better than McGovern.
– It was only 1 game (Bears). I don’t know if the Bears DT are good or bad per se.
– My 1st thought when I reviewed his college game footage was "He’s a Tyler Smith mini-me".
– Not his physical build, but his play style and on-field demeanor.
– It is not surprising that the same people that drafted Tyler would draft Waletzko.
– He is a freakish athlete. His 9.96 RAS was 6th of 1218 OTs from 1987 to 2022.
– He was already within an NFL weight range when drafted (315).
Free Agent option: