Originally Posted by IrishAnto
You need to draft a least one OL in the first two rounds.
Throwing draft picks at this defense has not yet worked in Dallas so why would anyone think it will now?
One thing to keep in mind with drafting offensive linemen. If you look around the league, offensive line play is as bad as it has ever been. The NFC East offensive line play was horrible for 3 of the 4 teams, and merely average for the fourth team (Redskins). In the NFC North, 3 of the four teams had subpar line play (only the Vikings line was in the average to above average category). In the AFC, many supposed "contenders" had bad lines (Steelers, Chargers), and others were lousy at best (Jets, Titans).
I think we are now seeing the "benefits" of the spread offenses from college. Linemen are now playing as poorly as they have ever played before, and I believe that the spread schemes are producing players unprepared for playing the pro style on the lines. If the NFL adopts more of the college concepts, it may help the transition, but drafting guys high, and expecting an immediate return is not wise based on what we have seen of late. There are exception cases, but I would trust centers more than the other positions, especially in the run game.