Originally posted by 9erred:
Perhaps you need to pick up a book called, the Winning Edge by Bill Walsh. Please read the section on key positions to use high draft picks on.
1. Franchise QB
2. Pass Rusher
4. Shut down corner.
Also please see how Steve Hutchinson did not help the Vikings run game. Adrian Peterson made the run game go for Minnesota.
That being said, RT is a priority, so BPA at 13 and the OT from USC at 17, Charles Brown.
Mayock has Iupate as the 2nd best guard, and he sucked it up at the Senior Bowl.
I respect Walsh, but everything is relative. Walsh never had to draft a QB with a first round pick-Joe was a 3rd rounder and Steve was traded for a 2nd rounder I believe (although he was originally drafted number 1.
In fact we did draft OL in the first round during his years Harris and Bubba if you recall. He also said that you need talent to make the D work and you can make an O work with lesser talent through schemes-which the saints and colts proved-they just needed a really good QB.
With that said, we don't have a person that knows how to scheme on O-and the line coaches are new and we will have to wait and see if any are as good as McK.