Originally posted by natrone06:
Ok we can stop the back and fourth. You clearly have no supporting evidence in your statement that its a bad idea to draft olineman late in the draft. If you do find actual evidence I would love to hear it. The subject of the draft and following trends is very interesting to me.
i guess you want tangible, scientific evidence. but, it's common sense that the big, athletic and smart population is a very small number of people. look at that exclusive event that is the combine. even in that exclusive group every year, there's an handful of slobs running around purporting to be future nfl linemen. and this is the best of the best. you would never see that quality of athlete in the combine's rb, cb, lb, or wr groups. there are very few, really good players who are 6-2+ and weight 300+.
that's why a team with five o-linemen drafted in the top 50 will be very dominant--their talent level would be astronomically higher than an average o-line drafted in the top 150. in contrast, a top 50 defensive backfield wouldn't be that much more talented than a top 150 backfield.