other than punters and placekickers, there are several positions that aretraditionally NEVER overdrafted in the 1st round. These are interior linemen (guards and centers), safeties, and tight ends. the thinking being is that you can always find good ones in the latter rounds.
yet look how they fare when they 'reach" or take one early (assuming they are the top 1 or 2 at their respective position.
faneca, miller, pouncey, polamalu... all HOF/pro-bowl/all pro calibur players.
yet the ubergenius internet fans would prefer us to reach for the 7th ranked LT or 5th ranked CB in the 1st round and pass on one of the highest ranked DT/DE's?LB.
i guess they dont realize that the steelers typically take the BPA as opposed to reaching for immediate need (which rookies cant fill).
theres something to be said for knowing the steelers way. it wins championships...
which ive seen clowns on this board try to minimize.