Originally Posted by Fire Arians
if he's the best player available at our pick i don't see why not. not a bad idea to solidify your o-line until the next decade
You can't put all your cap space into one position.... like the Steelers did by paying Roethlisberger more than P Manning, Brees and Rodgers (by cap penalty). Other parts of the team will suffer.
Offensive lines of SB QBs by draft pick:
Manning's SB OL: 1st, 4th, 5th, UDFA, UDFA
Brady's 1st SB OL: 2nd, UDFA, 3rd, 1st, 4th
Brady's last SB OL: 2nd, UDFA, 5th, UDFA, 7th
Brees SB OL 4th, 5th, 5th, 4th, 2nd
Rodgers SB OL: 2nd, 2nd, 7th, 4th, 4th
If you think the OL is the issue you are wrong. The Steelers draft big maulers like Kemoeatu and Colon and put them in pass protection. The problem is they aren't built to pass protect. The other problem is an OL made up of Ogden, Allen, Webster, Upshaw, Munoz would still give up 30 sacks a season playing in front of Roethlisberger while he holds the ball for 5 seconds on every pass.
The OL gets hurt year after year when they are pushed back into each other while trying to sustain blocks for Roethlisberger.
There is nothing wrong with the OL that Ben growing up and playing in a real system can't fix.