Originally Posted by Randy White
In fact, offensive line and LB have been the two positions where the most picks have been invested since perhaps the 2001 draft.
This is debateable.
Since the 2001 draft, here is what we have drafted by position.
CB - 17 choices
OLB - 9
WR - 8
OT - 8
OG - 7
ILB - 6
C - 3
We have spent almost as many choices at cornerback alone than the offensive line. In fact, if you add in safeties, we have 22 choices in the defensive backfield.
Now, that most of the decisions made in terms of personnel haven't worked out is without a doubt a fair and accurate criticism.
It's not the resources that's the problem, it's the evaluation.
It is a compounded problem. We have been drafting poorly on the offensive line and it has made us spend more in free agency to compensate for the weakness.