Originally Posted by eaglenj
I just dont see the need to invest a high pick in a guard when we have needs at a much more premium position - OLB.
Yes, a strong offensive line is very important, but our line is not bad whatsoever. We can resign one of slauson or moore and then find a guard in the 2-4th round area, as this draft is very deep as far as interior lineman.
Our offensive problems are mostly attributed to our QB not understanding protections, holding the ball too long, and having zero pocket feel. The Oline opened holes in the running game, the problem is we had a back that cant make defenders miss.
Id rather see us with ansah and a guy like brian winters without question over taking warmack at 9.
I think that's fair, don't get me wrong, if we draft Ansah I'll do back flips. Of all the top pass rushers available in this draft, he's the one I want. He's athletic and he's already got the size you want--not like some of the other guys tipping the scales in the 240-245 range--those guys are going to get pushed off the edge.
My only issue is that some say he's "raw" and that to me is code-speak for him being slightly developmental or that he's not stepping in day 1 but instead would be a rotational type guy. For how long, who knows?
With Warmack, you pen him into that line the first day of OTAs and leave him there for the next decade. I think most of our problems on offense (Sanchez', the running game, the next QB of the Jets) are tied (or will be tied) directly to the line. Sanchez clearly had some major deficiencies, but he never had a clean pocket and I don't remember many holes ever being opened. Look at our efficiency on 3 and short and 4th down attempts, we couldn't push anyone off the ball. In 2009 and 2010, our line was very stout and we had a pretty effective offense.
OG may not be a premium position, but I think the OLine is the premium unit in all of football. Build a big, dominant OLine and let's finally build an offense.