Originally Posted by teegre
As I was discussing in another threat.
3) Why not have a lot of money invested in O-line??? Teams invest in RBs and WRs... why not O-lienmen? If they make BB better, and BB is the key to Lombardis, then I say attribute a lot of money to O-line.
4) Having to pay O-linemen is $4-5 million... whereas, WRs and RBs are $9-10 million. It would not cost as much as one would think (about $24 million).
I like these points because I believe the Steelers have been spending high draft picks on cheap positions on purpose. Pouncey C, DeCastro G, Hood and Heyward 3-4 DE are all cheap positions. It is possible that it is coincidence that these players were drafted without regards to salary but I think it is really smart to spend high picks on players you can afford to keep around for ten years. Sucks for Heyward and Hood because they would be paid a lot more in a 4-3.