Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Why does everyone always point to Carl Nicks when arguing the dangers of spending too many first rounders on offensive linemen?
Also, has MD responded in this thread yet?
Why does a man climb a mountain? Because it is there....
OK...with all due respect...I guess I will have to spell it out for you...
Look, it is true that Nicks was not a first rounder but the point is
....he became a Pro Bowl OG which still translates into a boatload of Benjamins... Get the picture?
In today's NFL, there is a salary cap.
If the Niners had drafted DeCastro and he did turn into a Pro Bowl OG, that would mean the Niners have got to pay 3 Pro Bowl OLmen (Staley, Iupati, and then DeCastro)... Gets a little expensive, no? Yes. That means that to sign all 3 AND get under the cap, the Niners have to sacrifice money elsewhere.....let's see.....perhaps their top 5 defense?.....which if corners are cut, isn't top 5 anymore. Catching my drift?
At times, two and two do actually make four...