Originally Posted by MagicHef
That could be, but why is it not repeated with any other position?
No safety taken in the top 5 has ever had a winning record.
AJ Green is the only WR
Darrell Russell is the only DT
Peppers and Cedric Jones are the only DEs
Because the LBs are rare specimens for their position? Or they're "mortar" pieces rather than bricks?
WRs tend to get drafted as playmakers but are largely ineffective without a QB. I think teams overvalue WRs.
Defensive tackles are self explanatory. Teams view defensive tackles as foundational pieces and CONSTANTLY draft them too early. I've had many, many long discussions about the history of NFL defensive tackles. Quite frankly, I wouldn't EVER draft one in the top 15 picks and signing them in free agency is an exercise in futility. It's by far the worst position on the field when it comes to guys flaming out.