Originally Posted by shuler82
We know you have a hard on for Chance, but this post is complete BS.
Congratulations for listing a bunch of great guards... but how are any of these players having more impact than great guards from years past? The fact is, not one of these players mentioned was drafted in the top 10, or top 15.
You might think that 'no interior OL in the top 10' is 'ignorant' and 'outdated', but most NFL teams don't. I'm not saying that Warmack isn't a great prospect, and could slide right in and play at a high level. But so can a lot of guards drafted in round 2 (and round 3.. and round 4).
The guard position has traditionally been one of the easiest to fill - look at our guards - an un-drafted, converted DL & a 6th round pick. Both are solid NFL starters. Having an all-world guard isn't much of a difference than having a solid NFL guard. It's much tougher to hit on an OLB or RT (not to mention QB, CB, etc)
Now, if you're saying the top of the draft is so void of talent, that Chance is the only blue-chip prospect at #9.. well, that's pretty sad for the state of college football right now. Personally, I'd rather take a chance on a highly rated OLB/pass rusher, and find my new starting guard(s) in the mid rounds or on the cheap in FA. I mean, we aren't finding a stud OLB in round 2 or 3, and we can't afford one in FA.
There's so much fail in this post I don't even know where to begin.
There hasn't been a guard taken in the Top 10 in recent memory because there hasn't been a guard as talented as Warmack to come out in recent memory. He makes highly touted prospects like DeCastro and Iupati seem completely average in comparison.
And to say that it's impossible for us to find an impact passrusher outside of the 1st round is beyond retarded. The Ravens took Paul Kruger in the 3rd round three years ago, how's that working out? How about the Texans with Connor Barwin? The Steelers with Lamar Woodley?
So yeah, I'll take a sure thing like Warmack and someone like Brandon Jenkins or Alex Okafor in the 2nd/3rd round over some total tossup like Ansah or Mingo and a guard that can't even carry Warmack's jock.
Prospects like Warmack come along every 15-20 years. Guys like Ansah and Mingo come along every single draft.