Originally Posted by DDNYjets
...I don't understand why some fans are reluctant to invest high picks in the OL. I know it is not sexy but all of the good teams have invested in their OL. SF has three first rounders on their offensive line. When we had our great OL from 2008-2010 we had FOUR first rounders on it.
I believe in building a strong OL. It is the foundation of a good team (obviously QB is the most important position). When I was younger I did not appreicate this. I liked the sexy pick - flashy RB, WR, speed demon-QB smashing LB. I have come to appreciate how a good OL can control a game and help settle down a team that otherwise might lose their cool when things get out of control. They do their job quietly and without a lot of notice. The WRs make a lot of noise and they get the appreciation. Ask Santonio how the OL play affected his game two seasons ago.
We will not be able to improve the OL much (if at all) in FA because of a potential huge problem we have a safety. No one is talking about this. Landry is gone unless we pony up and some how pay him (say goodbye to our FA $$$ with that move). If we don't resign Landry then we are going to have to spend a significant draft pick on safety.