Originally Posted by Rexipus Rex
Grubbs starts for the Saints...he replaced Carl Nicks.
I agree with parts of what you said.
If you go by the very basic premise that of the 1st rounders, 1/3 are absolute studs, 1/3 are adequate players that are one contract guys, and 1/3 are busts...then the concept of taking a guard high makes little sense, even if it is more economically feasible under the new rookie wage scale. In essence, under that premise you are saying that you are most likely not to get good return when drafting a guard top 10.
That being said, Warmack has a high possibility of falling under that 1/3 are studs premise. The problem is we don't definitively know if he'll be a stud or just an adequate to slightly above average player (regardless of all the film/scouting reports).
The four other guys around Warmack could be considered top prospects as well. An interior lineman benefits from others around them being good players unlike tackles who are left to fend for themselves.
People also shouldn't forget that Alabama barely attempted 220 passing attempts the entire year
That can make youwonder about how many times a game he can drop back and pass block especially considering who our new OC is