It makes no sense to draft a player in the first round that will take a couple of seasons to see the field. Warmack is going to drop into our laps and the line will be set for several years.
You have to replenish the corp sometime. That arguement could be used every year, we would not have Timmons.
Our success (or lack there-of) is predicated on the play of the line backing corp.
It has to be linebacker. I think Hightower was the pick last year until DeCastro fell in our laps. We can't have number picks accross the OL at the expense of other positions.
Well, it hard to argue that we shouldn't maintain a focus on the O-line. Despite his height (6'2''), Warmack has generated enthusiasm among the talent scouts. We could use him for sure, but I don't think we can afford to overlook our gaps at other positions, especially at WR. I would much rather see us get C. Patterson (or an analogous talent) at WR before we make another selection at OG. With the imminent departure of Mike Wallace and the lingering questions about the durability of the other guys we have, we must get game-ready play makers right away. And then there's the issue of Heath's recovery! I truly hope he heals up fast; I don't want to think about the possibility that he will miss games this season.
In case you missed it our defense wasn't/isn't the problem. It's our offense's inability to score, pass protect, and run that is the problem. Solidifying the offensive line will go a long way to improving our offense.
WR as with RB don't need to be addressed in the first round, unless there is an Adrian Peterson or Jerry Rice available. The RB the Redskins got last year in the 6th round and Mike Wallace was in the third. Also, if you have number 1 picks across the OL in a few years it will be tough to afford them all. We have a good corp on the OL now, we need to add depth in the later rounds.
The glaring weakness now is at LB.
The linebacker position is clearly an area of great need for us too. We all know we need a new "edge rusher".
The linebacker position made me a huge Steeler fan!
We'll protect our legacy there.
If Harrison is a cap casualty or he and Woodley are injured most of the season again, we don't have much behind them.
Generating sacks, turnovers, getting the ball in the offense's hands, and shortening the field all help generate points and victories as well.
I just don't know if we can take the risk of looking for our future play-makers on offense in the later rounds. Ben needs some new options now.
Defense wins championships. We are generating very little pressure on opposing QBs, sacks are way down as are turnovers. We need to improve in all these defensive categories. We can get a capable RB and WR in the 3rd round and beyond.