Originally Posted by milkman
Even in a 34, there's always that one guy in the middle that blows things up.
Ray Lewis for the Ravens through most of the last decade.
Patrick Willis (not to mention Navarro Bowman) for the 9ers.
The Steelers have always had superior ILB play.
I don't think you should spend a top 10 pick on the ILB position, but I do believe, strongly, that ILB play is still highly critical to fielding a top 5 defense.
Even moreso now that the Pistol/Veer opt will be in play to some degree going forward. Stellar LB play will be a must !