Originally Posted by steelreserve
OLs and DBs don't really fit that category because they're only as effective as the guy next to them, and you can't pay the entire unit premium money.
In the case of a CB...there is no guy next to him. Also the same as the LT who effectively plays on the "island" against the best pass rushers in the NFL.
If you look at the really solid teams in the NFL, it all starts up front on the O-line and D-line. Offensively you need a very good LT to protect your QB and a good OG to help in the run game. The other 3 guys can be serviceable.
An O line can make an average RB look good. Otherwise how do you explain Willie Parker getting all those yards?
Likewise a good pass rushing D-line can make a secondary look good.
IMO, the most overrated position in the NFL is WR, the next is RB. The league is filled with WR's who can run and catch if only the QB is good enough and has the time to get them the football. Antwaan Randle El didnt suddenly suck.....he just went to a place with a bad QB, so too with Az Hakim, Wes Welker, Mike Furrey, Deion Branch who all benefitted from a good QB and looked brutal without one.