Originally Posted by player1322
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.
Really, why draft any good players, you'll just have to spend big bucks resigning them. I think we are better off drafting no elite players. Just makes Idzik's job easier later on down the road.