Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
Still don't know HOW OR WHY would any NFL team draft a GUARD in the 1st round?? An OT of course but a GUARD like IUPATI?? Shoulda took Davis and at #17 took Dez Bryant that year, coulda teamed up with Crabs and VD, this offense woulda BEEN SICK to defend!!! As for Staley, get better dude, your a very good pass protector.
You have to be the best to beat the best. Suh, Watt, Smith can only be partially handled by an offensive linemen, and even then you have find inventive ways to slow the DL down. Still if you're not strong enough, quick enough, or technically sound enough Dlines will eat you're lunch. NFL teams are willing to invest in a Olinemen in the 1st round because you get an elite athlete with elite measurables or elite technique. With Davis you got elite strength and measurables. With Iupati you got the best run blocking guard in the league and it has payed dividends.