Originally Posted by shuler82
two guards in the first three picks? holy ****.
Originally Posted by SlickBri481
I have a hard time with drafting 2 guards in the first 3 rounds. I don't think our o-line is bad even if it could be upgraded. Idzik would have a tough time selling the fanbase on taking guards with 2 of his first 3 picks when the team is in dire need of playmakers on both sides of the ball.
All you have to do is go back to 1999 and see that it's not an unprecedented idea to draft 2 Guards in the first 2 picks which was practiced by the Great Savior: Bill Parcells.
In 1999 we drafted in order:
2nd round #57 Overall - Randy Thomas -G - Mississippi State
3rd round #90 Overall - David Loverne - G - San Jose St.
4th round #123 Overall - Jason Wiltz - DT - Nebraska
5th round #162 Overall - Jermaine jones - DB - lasted 3 games
6th round #183 Overall - Marc Megna - LB - Richmond
6th round #197 Overall - JP Machado - G - Illinois
7th round #223 Overall - Ryan Young - OT - Kansas State
We went HEAVY on OLine that draft and the only picks that panned out were ol' #77 Randy Thomas until we lost him to Washington in 2003 and Ryan Young who was a starter from Day 1 as well but was gifted to the Texans expansion draft in exchange for them also taking Aaron Glenn & Marcus Coleman's MONSTER contracts off our books.
Just saying that it has been done before by a HOF coach and it should not shock anyone if it were to happen again if the value is there