Purdue had 3 pass rushing DE's who have become NFL starters over the past few years... Shaun Phillips San Diego 6-3/262 2004 4th rounder Averages 7.5 Sacks Ray Edwards Minnesota 6-5/268 2006 4th rounder Averages 4.5 Sacks Anthony Spencer Dallas 6-3/255 2007 1st rounder Averages 2 Sacks Man, we spent the highest pick and are getting the least production. I remember watching the 2007 combine and they kept highlighting Spencer (and his ridiculous frohawk). They kept saying how he will be another Phillips and that any team running the 3-4 should take notice. I kept thinking he was way too stiff and did not look athletic at all. Don't get me wrong, I am rooting for Spencer to show some consistency. I'd hate it if our 2006 AND 2007 1st rounders were Busts. That kind of thing can put a franchise back 5 years. You can't miss on 1st round picks. Assuming we get Ware signed before next off-season and if Spencer doesn't come through, we should look at free agents like Ray Edwards, Julius Peppers, and Shawne Merriman. Ware needs some help in the worst way. teams are focusing on and negating him. I think our secondary needs better safeties as well but even the best DB will get beat if opposing QB's aren't being pressured. I know Peppers and Merriman are prima donnas but we have to do something to make our defense formidable again.