Are we developing our OL properly?
We have picked more than a few guys since Gurode in 2002 but have had ZERO success in getting them on the field. Our best pick, Peterman, starts for Detroit.
FWIW, I think we may be too impatient with them. Just think it takes your body till 25/26 to really mature unless you are a freak. That usually means their rookie contract is running dry and we still are working towards potential.
I also feel the switch to the Houck concept hurts somewhat since he plays with heavier Guards. The Parcells concept was for light Guards who move. So it was a big change in plans after you spent 5 years building a certain way.
If I ran a team (I WISH! LOL) I would pretty much use most of those developmental slots on the roster for OL and DL which takes longer to mature in. I would also use 3 - 7 rounders predominantly on these guys. Use 1-2 rounders for the others spots where speed and athletics (other than strength) make a huge difference.
Anywa, be very interested in hearing thoughts.