I'm going to say next hardest is a true #1 WR. Teams try to get one all the time, but few actually have one. How many years in a row did Detroit draft WR's trying to get a real #1? They are hard to come by. We never did draft one. We had to trade for one.
Next I think is LT. A true top end LT is very rare - even rarer than a WR, but the thing is you don't need a Nicks to succeed at LT. An above average LT that is solid and has a good G next o him can do very well. You can offer him help against certain players when needed. Most teams that have an excellent OL don't have a top tier LT - just a very good consistent one. Therefore, based on that lesser criteria, an LT is easier (slightly) to get than a real #1 WR.
No problem. If we really wanted to draft a tackle next year, it looks like the class may be really deep.
Originally Posted by soulman
I agree with this. There are, what, two or three "shut down" CBs in the game right now? They are very rare, but they are of less importance than a franchise QB or franchise LT.
Originally Posted by A-11
But the thing is, the Bears don't need a franchise left tackle, they need an average one. If we had a "hold-his-own" type tackle who could play respectably, our offense would be a hell of a lot better right now. I can't blame JA too much for not finding a franchise LT, but I sure as hell can blame him for not finding someone who doesn't embarrass himself on a regular basis and get the QB killed.
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That is an excellent point. I'd be happy with a good LT.
Originally Posted by Rogelio
I'll bet Webb won't be the only LT this year who gets owned by Clay Matthews. Do you think Tice was stupid enough to think Webb could handle him?
Trestman - Kromer - Tucker - DeCamillis
I'm looking forward to seeing these guys coach. Hope they're good.
I'm gonna say that if there's a fairly young LT that is franchised tagged after this season (saying, of course, that Webb lives up to expectations), it would be well worth the loss of two 1st round picks. What the hell are we supposed to do with the 32nd pick, 2 years in a row, anyway?
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