Originally Posted by htismaqe
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.
I agree. DT may be the worst value early in the draft.
I just cant get over the LBs. With other positions, you can see the good players that just don't have enough of an effect on their team to win (Megatron, Fitzgerald, Suh, Mario Williams, Gonzo, Woodson, Champ, Orlando Pace, etc.), and bad players that get carried to wins (Ryan Sims had a winning record with KC).
With LBs, the good ones win, and the bad ones lose, with relatively few exceptions that I can see.