Originally Posted by kennyo7
Makes lots of sense to me.
In Warmack and Warford you have 2 guys you can comfortably plug in from Day 1 and expect to have high quality/pro bowl caliber play at the guard position for the next 8-10 years.
People complain about the offense being so bad. When you have a draft that is weak in QBs and WRs but strong in interior O-lineman you draft BPA. Thats what this draft does.
I love this draft. With the first 3 picks you are resurrecting a dead ground game. SInce there is no franchise QB in the draft you hope that by going back to what succeeded in 2009 and 2010 (great running game with a dominant O-Line) Sanchez will show some progress.
Almost all Rookie contracts are 4 years now. So you're going to have two "high caliber/pro bowl players" that need to be resigned to lucrative long term deals, with one of these players being talked up as the next best guard in the league...
How exactly does that work? I honestly can't think of any instances of this situation being accomplished at any position and I REALLY don't think any team would or could ever tie up that kind of money in two guards. We can't even realistically keep both guards we are losing now, neither of which is a high caliber pro bowl player in their prime.
And if this logic is thinking too far in advance, than this whole "great guards for the next 8-10 years" argument goes out the window too. Spending 2 of our top 3 picks to have high caliber pro bowl guards for the next 3-4 years? Eh, less appealing.