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Reese should literally hire someone else to draft and find FA OL and step away from It. It's amazing that they can kill it just about everywhere else on the roster and have so little ability to find linemen.
OL play around the league is down quite a bit. That suggests that the players aren't there, or that teams are avoiding spending premium picks on them. Despite a number of teams that could use his help, Robinson slipped to 34.
It looks like NFL teams have decided that if the talent isn't there overall, maybe they'll focus their picks on other skill positions and just find ways to scheme around a porous OL.
Throwing up your hands and saying OL play is down is a cop out IMO
Atlanta prioritized it and grabbed Mack and Levitre. They wind up in the SB. Oakland grabbed FA guys.
Reese not only goes after WRs.(Engram is pretty much one) but he ignores the position for years. Then for 3 years grabs one in the the 1st 2nd and first and the pretends it's done. He grabbed Schwartz as a FA. Meanwhile he will pick WRs and DL Over and over til he hits.
You can't plug all your holes ever. And all GMs miss. But Engram and Webb were locks for 2-4 years from now. This is a 9 year in the making issue. David Wilson over Corey Glenn. Sintim over Max Unger. Now Engram and Webb and Tomlinson over every OL. Not one OL
was "worth" a any of the early picks?
Flowers is the best example of what you get if u let the OL fall
Apart. A wasted top 10 pick. If you don't want to draft then be prepared to over pay.
We grabbed Harrison Jenkins and Vernon. Looking back I wonder if the Vernon money wouldn't be better spent on one or two OL. He's a great end and a great guy but it's a thought I have