Draft strategy for olinemen
I've been thinking about how we draft a dline guy high every year, and an army of safeties. Would it be crazy to draft a fairly high oline guy every year or so? Even if it was a 2nd or 3rd round high-quality prospect to let Tice coach up? You would never have to pay top dollar for oline FA's.
With 5 positions represented on the oline, and with backups, that's 9 or 10 players we invest in there. It's a significant percentage of your team - numbers wise. And the entire offense relies on that line as the foundation - so that your expensive skill players can truly play to their FULL potential.
You'd have your own stream of young/talented players coming into the system. I'll bet you could have one of the better olines in the NFL if you followed this - and you would never be in a crisis mode where the whole oline was substandard.